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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Standardized Tools

A list of the standardized tools referenced the text, Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse, with links to the original documents.

Errata to 2016 Edition

The Errata to the 2016 Edition, published in 2017, contains updates to policy on assisted dying, relational practices, ethical standards that were considered vital to the users of the text.

These changes have been incorporated into the 2017 Revised Edition of the text, and are provided here for individuals who purchased Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse before September 2017.