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Call for abstracts for home care conference

The second annual International Home Care Nurses Organization Conference, Sept. 23-26 in Singapore, has released a call for abstracts. Deadline is April 1. Read...

A troubled life, a difficult death

Editor’s note: National Homelessness Awareness Week is November 10-18. Like many of our homeless patients, "Sarah" was a bundle of contradictions. She came from money,...

Managing end-of-life symptoms

For patients nearing death, palliative care can enhance quality of life by easing pain and other symptoms, improving sleep, and reducing fatigue. Managing end-of-life symptoms

Joint Commission awards first certifications for palliative care

The Joint Commission has awarded its new Advanced Certification for Palliative Care to five hospitals: Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.; Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester,...

Evidence-based interventions for dyspnea

Editor’s note: One of a series of articles on managing cancer-related symptoms from the Oncology Nursing Society. Dyspnea is "a subjective experience of breathing discomfort...

National Priorities Partnership explores nursing’s contributions to healthcare transformation

Seeking to address major healthcare challenges, the National Priorities Partnership recognizes the many contributions nurses are making to advance its goals and transform health care. This article details the steps needed to optimize nursing’s contributions in specific areas.

Tending to all their needs: Advance care planning for pediatric patients

B is a 12 year old boy who suffers from cardiomyopathy following an acute viral illness. His condition is stable, but without a heart...

Hospice and palliative care

What nurses don't know about hospice and palliative care can hurt the patient and family.

Improving palliative care and communication in the ICU

Looking for more information on evidence-based practices? Read this first article in a series from the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Helping patients navigate end-of-life issues

An ANA Workgroup is drafting position statements on end-of-life issues.
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Take Note – March 2008

Updated guidelines on end-of-life care To improve the quality of palliative end-of-life care, the American College of Physicians has revised its guidelines. According to the...