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Palliative Care – Essential Tools for Licensed Practical Nurses

Document Type: Video


With an aging population and changes in the way people die, all nurses may expect to care for a dying person, whether through their job or through their community of friends and family. Integrating a palliative approach early in the disease process for people with any life-limiting illnesses, across all care settings, can help to improve quality of living, dying and bereavement.

In this educational video with palliative care expert Kath Murray, we will identify the common issues experienced by the person and their family, and essential tools to provide best care and professional resources for every nurse.

Learn how to:

  • Define a palliative approach and discuss the challenges to integrating a palliative approach.
  • Identify four essential tools to enhance care and communication.
  • Identify three resources to support the integration of palliative care in practice.