Emergency nurses' suggestions for improving end-of-life care obstacles.

  title={Emergency nurses' suggestions for improving end-of-life care obstacles.},
  author={Renea L. Beckstrand and R Daniel Wood and Lynn Clark Callister and Karlen E Beth Luthy and Sondra Heaston},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  volume={38 5},
INTRODUCTION More than 123 million ED visits are reported annually. Many patients who arrive for care to help extend their lives instead die while in the emergency department. Emergency departments were designed to save lives rather than to provide optimal end-of-life (EOL) care. Emergency nurses care for these dying patients and their families. The purpose of this study was to determine what suggestions emergency nurses have for improving EOL care. METHODS Emergency nurses were asked which… CONTINUE READING

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