Nurses' perceptions and experiences with end-of-life communication and care.

  title={Nurses' perceptions and experiences with end-of-life communication and care.},
  author={Denise M Boyd and Kristen Merkh and Dana N Rutledge and Victoria Randall},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={38 3},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To characterize oncology nurses' attitudes toward care at the end of life (EOL) and their experiences in caring for terminally ill patients, hospice discussions with patients and families, and the use of palliative care practices. DESIGN Descriptive correlational survey study. SETTING A Magnet®-designated hospital in southern California with more than 500 beds. SAMPLE 31 oncology nurses. METHODS Nurses completed the adapted version of the Caring for Terminally Ill… CONTINUE READING

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