Article Abstract

Nursing perspectives on palliative care 2015

Authors: Margaret I. Fitch, Monika C. Fliedner, Margaret O’Connor

Abstract

Nurses have an integral role in promoting and providing early palliative care. The provision of palliative care is aligned to the basic tenants of nursing in providing holistic care to individuals and family members. In many parts of the world nurses are the primary health care provider in a community and a primary link between patients and other members of the heath care team. Unfortunately, access to accredited palliative care education remains a challenge for nurses.