Nurses Spearheading Innovative Hospice and Palliative Care Programs


Nurses play such an important role in the palliative care process providing font line day-to-day care.   This care is crucial both in identifying needs, communicating and documenting information for other health care professionals to build off of and in maintaining strategies of care through an illness trajectory.  This article (opening paragraph shown below) from was featured on The Hartford Institute Facebook page:
 August 17, 2011 – Birth-life-death: the circle of life. While nurses continually find ways to improve care at all stages of life, death remains a taboo topic. Yet nurses strive to improve dying patients’ experiences through innovative programs, education about options and streamlining operations…  (click link below for full text)