For the purpose of this assignment the opportunities, achievements and challenges for the nurse in implementing a palliative care approach will be critically analysed. Reference to practice and examples from practice within the Nursing Home setting will be incorporated. The care for Individuals with non-malignant disease that require palliative care will be discussed, but more specifically, palliative care and dementia will be the primary focus. This assignment will make links throughout to an individual case study on a 93-year-old lady with advanced dementia (Appendix 1). To protect anonymity in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct (NMC 2008) a pseudonym will be used and Trist areas will not be identified.