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EXPERIENCES OF NURSES WORKING IN PALLIATIVE CARE.
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Theme 2 – Challenges in Palliative Care Three primary research studies will be reviewed here for the relevance to the issue related to the challenges face by nurses in palliative care. Nurses here deals with various challenges in a regular basis. Among them is research by (Brajtman, Higuchi, McPherson, 2006) detailing about the issues of the nurses experiencing in caring for patients in palliative care.
(Harris, Flowers, Noble, 2011) In a qualitative study by (Brajtman, Higuchi, McPherson, 2006) they looked into the matter related to the challenges the nurses face in palliative care, to explore their experiences in caring for patients with terminal delirium and their families. This qualitative research will emphasize the importance of qualitative interviews as most powerful method for understanding the experiences and meanings related to the topic. This study was conducted in a palliative care unit located in a large Canadian city hospital for 5 nurses working in an interdisciplinary palliative care unit and 4 nurses form palliative home care nursing team located in the same city. Few interview questions have been generated for the nurses to proceed with the qualitative study. Based on the questions results which has been found are like most of the participants said that they experience distress while caring for palliative care patients. They said that if they gather convenient skills and knowledge in the identification and diagnosis they can help to support the patient in better way and family during disturbed conditions. ...
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