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End of life can be peaceful in the hospital, too

When hospice is involved, peaceful dying often happens in the comfort of a patient’s home.

But with the right approach, death can be very peaceful in the hospital, too.

That was the reality for my dad, and I’m so grateful to the caring staff that took care of him and supported our family.

In this feature that I wrote for Working Nurse magazine, I talk about how difficult it can be for acute care nurses to make a shift in mindset toward “comfort measures only”—and some reminders about the special needs of the dying.

You don’t have to be a nurse to benefit from the suggestions offered here, take a look:

When Med-Surg Nurses Care for Dying Patients

 

For more resources about Peaceful Dying and other topics, please visit our page, Resources for the Journey.

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