Palliative Nursing Care

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Palliative Nursing Care



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Nurses deal with dying patients on a daily basis. Education of how to handle those patients needs to be taught while those students are in training. Death, at one time or another, effects everyone. Nurses become resources for patients, families, and physician’s on how to deal and cope with the dying patient. The process becomes a family centred experience, demanding the need for a person to turn to who could help. Nurses need to explore the issues that surround a death experience for their own benefit. This would be far more advantageous to complete in a controlled environment, rather than as it actually happens. There are nurses who ignore a “death situation”, rather than face it. Most often, it is because they did not know what to do. These reasons identify the need for nurses to gain knowledge about the end of life.