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  1. Raudonis, Barbara M. PhD, RN, CS


Changing demographics, specifically an aging population associated with an increase of chronic and terminal illness, have highlighted the need for palliative or comfort care in nursing from the time of diagnosis through the dying process. Palliative or comfort care is now on the national healthcare agenda. The purpose of this article is to provide an update on selected palliative care and end-of-life issues and resources related to practice, education, research, and policy for gastroenterology nurses. In addition, selecting one of the suggested resources to review on a regular basis will provide the reader with a strategy for keeping up-to-date in palliative and end-of-life care.