Leverage the Palliative Nursing Role

Comprising more than half of the global health care workforce and the highest proportion of direct patient care time among health professionals, nurses are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the evolving pandemic, palliative nurses have increasingly exercised their expertise in symptom management, ethics, communication, and end-of-life care, among other crucial skills. The literature addressing the palliative care response to COVID-19 has surged, and yet, there is a critical gap regarding the unique contributions of palliative nurses and their essential role in mitigating the sequelae of this crisis.

 Link: J Hospice Palliat Nurs (8/2020) (Open access from Medscape with site registration)