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Palliative care 3: using palliative nursing skills in clinical practice

Publication year
2009
Author(s)
Becker, R.
Pages
18-21
Volume
105
Number
15

Implementing a philosophy of care which emphasises quality of life, holism, futility and family involvement and sees death as a natural end of life is an enormous challenge for nurses in current complex healthcare environments. This article explores the practice-based reality of using the palliative approach in multiple settings and the challenges in such care.

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