What is it about?
Nurses caring for people in hospital expect their patients to get better. Sadly not all patients do and some require palliative and end of life care. There can be conflict between the curative nature of the hospital setting and the intentions of end of life care. This study aims to understand more about how hospital nurses experience end of life care, their attitudes towards death and how they protect themselves emotionally when providing such care.
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Why is it important?
A deeper understanding of how hospital nurses manage the difference between curative and end of life intentions can help direct education, practice development and inform policy and further research.
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This page is a summary of: How do hospital nurses experience end-of-life care provision? A creative phenomenological approach, British Journal of Nursing, October 2022, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2022.31.19.997.
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