Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.
Learning Outcome: After completing this continuing nursing education activity, the learner will be able to identify barriers and benefits to palliative care and will be able to advocate for palliative care services to help optimize patients’ quality of life.
Medical-Surgical Nursing and the Importance of Timely Palliative Care
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1/4/18 5:21 pm
At my hospital we have very active palliative cared department but mostly they are consulted when all hope is exhausted for the patient. I will become the patient advocate and try to educate my peers of the role palliative care for the patient earlier in their disease process.
2/5/18 9:22 am
I think one of the biggest barriers for nurses is that they still confuse palliative care as comfort care. I will continue to remind my colleagues that palliative care may
include interventions normally associated with end of life; thus, hospice and palliative care are not mutually exclusive.