Influences on nurses' communications with older people at the end of life: perceptions and experiences of nurses working in palliative care and general medicine.

@article{Clarke2006InfluencesON,
  title={Influences on nurses' communications with older people at the end of life: perceptions and experiences of nurses working in palliative care and general medicine.},
  author={Amanda Clarke and Helen S Ross},
  journal={International journal of older people nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={34-43}
}
Aim.  This paper reports an exploratory study investigating nurses' perceptions and experiences regarding listening and talking to dying older people about issues relating to the end of life. Background.  At the end of life, nurses need to be able to communicate with older people in an open and sensitive manner. Although studies highlight that many nurses feel ill-prepared to respond when patients express their concerns and needs about the end of life, few consider nurses' views of caring… CONTINUE READING
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