• Advance directive protocol in the primary care setting 

      Boettcher, Alexei
      Background and Review of Literature: Advance directives (AD) are documents that offer patients a way to avoid unwanted care in the event of a serious illness or incapacity. Studies demonstrate the care patients receive ...
    • Assessment of Nursing Knowledge in Palliative Care 

      Nguyen, Yen; Applequist, Hilary
      Background: Acute care nurses are challenged in caring for chronically and terminally ill patients. Many nurses do not have the knowledge or comfort level in handling ethical challenges or palliative care (PC) discussions ...
    • Increasing readiness to complete an advance directive in the community 

      Sorrell, Marcella; Applequist, Hilary
      Background and Review of Literature: Since the enactment of the Patient Self-Determination Act in 1990, advance directive completion rates remain low. Although interventions to increase readiness and completion of advance ...
    • A Need for Nurses 

      Krohn, Danielle; Applequist, Hilary
      Nurse residency programs were designed with the intent of assisting nurses with the transition into a new area of practice. These programs are common in acute care settings; however, implementation has been slow to move ...
    • Quality of care for cancer patients 

      Anderson, Chanda R.
      Research has shown that patients treatment plans depend on open and honest communication from their providers regarding their health care. Providers felt that it is important to have early end of life discussions with ...

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