Nurses Leading the Response To the Crisis of Palliative Care For Vulnerable Populations

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAll nurses are prepared to be generalists in palliative care.Within the discipline there are nurses who seek advanced educational preparation and develop clinical expertise in palliative care nursing.These are our leaders in palliative care nursing who can exert influence in all health care settings to support nurses providing palliative care.It is nurses and advanced practice nurses in partnership who are capable of developing and advocating for palliative care across settings.The focus of care is the person, not the diagnosis or the setting.The viewpoint that “all nursing care is palliative care” can transform health care with nurses taking the lead.

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