Buy this Article for $10.95

Have a coupon or promotional code? Enter it here:

When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article.


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


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.