Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care:
A Practical Resource for Every Nurse

This book was written specifically for nurses, for every nurse – because in your professional, personal, and community life, you provide care for dying people and their families.
Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse
The content of this book will help you provide excellent care by integrating a palliative approach, which is to incorporate the principles and practices of hospice and palliative care when caring for every person with a life-limiting illness, early in their disease process and across all care settings.

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse provides every nurse with the knowledge, skills, and strategies for integrating a palliative approach, and as such, is an essential resource for every nurse.

Additionally, the text:

  • Addresses ethical principles and issues through ethical touchstones
  • Incorporates stories to help nurses develop cultural competence and cultural humility
  • Highlights best practice interactions and ways of being

You will be encouraged to consider your role as a leader and advocate and increase your confidence, competence, and compassion in caring for the dying person and their family.

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