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Authors

  1. Johnson, Susan Carey PhD, RN
  2. Gray, D. Patricia PhD, RN

Abstract

Hermeneutic phenomenological methods were used to explore nurses' perspectives on the phenomenon of end-of-life care within the hospital setting. Three main themes described participants' experiences: "Confronting Challenges," "Coming to Understand End-of-Life Care," and "Transforming the Understanding of End-of-Life Care into Nursing Practice." Recommendations for education, practice, and research were derived.