A road map for navigating end-of-life care.

Cynthia H Rushton, C. Scanlon

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As nurses begin to develop the sensitivities and skills necessary to preserve the integrity of clinical care and professional life, they must recognize the legitimacy of their perspectives and the value and consequences they have for the well-being of patient and family care. Nurses have much to contribute to the development of ethical practice environments for patients, families, multidisciplinary team members, and themselves. The frenzied, and at times anesthetized, culture of clinical settings can mitigate against the kind of deliberate reflection that is necessary if nurses are to act with ethical integrity. Knowing the rules of the road for end-of-life care and being attentive to common warning signs and addressing them proactively, enables nurses to provide patients and families with the highest quality care at the end of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalMedsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

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A road map for navigating end-of-life care. / Rushton, Cynthia H; Scanlon, C.

In: Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1998, p. 57-59.

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