Nurses significant influencers in transition to palliative care

Nurses have a unique insight into when patients are ready to move from life-prolonging treatment to palliative care. However, a recent University of Queensland study highlights nurses’ inability to make the decision on when to move a patient from active treatment to palliative care.

It’s a pivotal role the University’s School of Social Science says is prone to emotional difficulty, interpersonal complexity and professional conflict, with complex social dynamics around establishing and accepting futility and reconciling the desire to maintain hope…read more

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Published on: 13 November, 2014 | Last modified: 13 November, 2014