Nurses needs in delivering palliative care for long-term conditions

British Journal of Community Nursing, 06/17/2011

The study found that establishing therapeutic relationships, having access to resources, co–ordination and provision of clinical care and collaborative working were all highlighted by the community nurses as needs in delivering palliative care. If these four needs were met, the community nurses believed they could deliver palliative care to their patients. Issues around a lack of resources, community nurses' educational needs and the late referral of patients with non–malignant long–term conditions to community nursing were also identified.

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