Recommendations to Leverage the Palliative Nursing Role During COVID-19 and Future Public Health Crises

Throughout the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, palliative nurses will increasingly exercise 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. This article provides recommendations for palliative nurses and other health care stakeholders to ensure their optimal value is realized and to promote their well-being and resilience during COVID-19 and by extension in anticipation of future public health crises.

Link: J Hospice Palliat Nurs (8/2020)