Guiding the Process of Dying: The Personal Impact on Nurses

Caring for patients and their families at the end of life is an aspect of nursing care fraught with challenges and emotional demands. In an interview-based study published in the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, investigators examined the views of nurses caring for patients during transition to comfort care, the personal impact of this care, and their strategies for self-support and how professional experience has helped. Identified support strategies included guidance from effective leaders, attention to care concerns from administration, mentoring and simulated scenarios for providing education to novice nurses.

Links: J Hospice Palliative Nurse (9/2019)(Available via Medscape – open access with site registration)