A personal account of palliative care in a non-palliative care setting: sharing best practice

Whitnell, Jackie Y.
April 2005
International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Apr2005, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p199
Academic Journal
This article presents a personal account from Great Britain which discusses the importance of all nurses having an understanding of end-of-life care. It highlights simple, yet fundamental, palliative care practice in an acute setting. The main themes include breaking bad news, daily treatment and care, implications of staff morale for patients and families, facilities for care takers and end-of-life care practice. The article focuses on an example of end-of-life care in a non-palliative care setting. It illustrates that good palliative care can be given in the acute setting.


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