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Keywords

clinical competencies, end-of-life care, home healthcare, hospice, nursing education, student learning

 

Authors

  1. Spicer, Sherri
  2. Heller, Rebecca
  3. Troth, Sarah

Abstract

Abstract: Preparing future nurses to provide appropriate care for patients and their families at the end of life can be a formidable challenge for nurse educators. Most nursing schools thread end-of-life concepts throughout the curriculum. Grand Canyon University includes a 40-hour hospice clinical as a component of a home healthcare practicum. Students' weekly written reflections reveal the depth of affective learning that occurs during this experience. Article includes hospice materials and resources.