Nursing's role in leading palliative care: A call to action

Teresa L. Hagan, Jiayun Xu, Ruth P. Lopez, Toby Bressler

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Palliative care aims to alleviate the suffering of patients with life-limiting illness while promoting their quality of life. In this call to action commentary, we review the ways in which nursing care and palliative care align, describe barriers to nurses engaging in palliative care, and provide specific recommendations for nurses involved in education, training, and administration to assist nurses at all levels of practice to engage in palliative care for their patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalNurse Education Today
StatePublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Education
  • Health policy
  • Nursing
  • Palliative care
  • Workforce


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