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Inclusion of Essential Components of the World Health Organization Palliative Care Development Model in National Palliative Care Plans

In 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a model to guide countries in the development of palliative care. The model is a result of consensus among palliative care experts and builds on previous models and frameworks. Sanchez-Cardenas and colleagues (2022) conducted a study to analyze national palliative care plans Continue reading →

How Do Patients Describe Hospice Care?

Clients often have misconceptions about hospice and these misconceptions may create barriers to enrolling in hospice care.  Such misconceptions may be related to the way providers communicate about hospice to clients and patients.  Brereton and colleagues (2022) sought to better understand the language used by older adults to describe hospice Continue reading →

Resilience training for nurses

Resilience is defined as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress”.  A recent meta-analysis by Zhai et al (2021) sought to better understand changes in resilience in nurses following resilience training.  The results indicated improvements in resilience scores and Continue reading →