A concept analysis of palliative care in the United States.

@article{Meghani2004ACA,
  title={A concept analysis of palliative care in the United States.},
  author={Salimah H. Meghani},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={152-61}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this analysis is to trace the evolution of the concept of palliative in the United States, explicate its meanings, and draw comparisons with other related concepts such as hospice care and terminal care. METHODS Rodgers' evolutionary method was used as an organizing framework for the concept analysis. Data were collected from a review of CINAHL, MEDLINE, CANCERLIT, PsycINFO and Sociological Abstracts databases using 'palliative care' and 'United States' as keywords… CONTINUE READING
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