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Rural Nursing and Quality End of Life Care. Palliative Care...Palliative Approach... or Somewhere In-between?

Barbara Pesut, Barbara McLeod, Rachelle Hole, Miranda Dalhuisen.  Advances in Nursing Science.  2012 Vol. 35 No. 4, pages 288-304.

Abstract:

Secondary analysis of data from 2 studies examining palliative care in rural areas was conducted with the aim to better understand how a nursing palliative approach influences quality outcomes at end-of-life. Nurses’ ways of being that brought connection and comfort at endof-life included paying attention to time, privacy, and family support. The rural context with its geography, relationships, and unique resources influenced nurses’ abilities to enact a palliative approach. Findings demonstrate that urban-centric models of palliative care do not fit well in rural nursing practice and highlight the importance of understanding the rural context.

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