Here you will find research, educational, and evidence-based practice materials carried out by nurses with extensive knowledge in the clinical setting and intended to address issues of interest in Hospice and Palliative Care. This collection will disseminate materials of specific importance to practicing nurses who focus on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients in all disease stages including curable illnesses, chronic illnesses, and end-of-life care.

Topics that can be found within this collection may include, but are not limited to:

Best Practices; Care Coordination Standards & Policies; End-of-Life Care; Evidenced-based Practice; Hospice Care Multidisciplinary Approaches to Care; Palliative Care Teams, Practices & Procedures; Pain Treatment/Management; Patient/Family Support & Education (Emotional, Physical, Spiritual & Social Support); Patient Rights; Standards of Care; Symptom Management, Development of Treatment

Prior to an item’s inclusion in this collection it has been through a peer-review process conducted by experienced nursing researchers. The collection contains full-text submissions, some of which may be embargoed for a period of time to allow the author to pursue traditional publishing options.


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Items may have collaborating or joint authors. At least one of the authors must be a nurse and must be the submitter of the item.

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Recent Submissions

  • Culturally competent care at the end of life- A Hindu perspective 

    Shanmugasundaram, Sujatha; O'Connor, Margaret; Sellick, Ken (St Christopher Hospice, London, UK, 2010)
    Knowledge of particular cultural requirements is especially important in times of transition such as at the end of life, where issues of death and dying require great sensitivity to cultural and religious differences. ...

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