End-of-life and palliative care 15 c
Nursing professionals must coordinate their care with physicians, social workers, and chaplains. These include providing information on treatment options and modifying medications according to patients’ preferences. They also facilitate referrals to hospice programs if necessary.
Nurses play an essential role in helping patients to accept the reality of their circumstances by participating during painful conversations regarding death and dying. You can ask them for comfort such as skin-to-skin touch or pain management strategies that could help ease anxiety and fear. By providing compassionate end-of-life care tailored to each individual’s unique needs and wishes, nurses can ensure that these individuals experience greater dignity at the end of life while providing invaluable emotional support to their families throughout the journey.