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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
We know that nurses are passionate caregivers which is why we developed these resources to teach you about a palliative approach. This text and companion resources will ensure that you will be able to provide excellent care and enhance the comfort of a dying person and their family. And by “dying person” we do not just mean someone teetering on the edge of life and death! We mean anyone who is living with a life-limiting illness. Which includes so many people, such as people in residential care, community care, long term care and even in acute care.

You can learn how to integrate a palliative approach into the care of anyone with a life-limiting illness. Palliative care enhances comfort and improve quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses. When you learn the skills, attitudes and knowledge of providing palliative care, you will be able to enhance comfort, and improve quality of life for the person and their family.

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

Learn how to integrate a palliative approach and provide excellent palliative care, apply the principles of palliative care and support people through last days and hours of life. With this knowledge, nurses are more comfortable, confident and competent when providing care.

The text and companion resources involve creative techniques for embedding knowledge, such as:

  • Stories of real-life caregiving  – help solidify knowledge
  • Podcasts and videos include role plays  – learn how to communicate from experienced palliative care nurses
  • Reflective exercises encourage deep learning of the self

You will be encouraged to increase your confidence, competence, and compassion in caring for the dying person and their family.

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