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Authors

  1. Sawatzky, Richard PhD
  2. Porterfield, Pat MSN
  3. Roberts, Della MSN
  4. Lee, Joyce PhD
  5. Liang, Leah MSN
  6. Reimer-Kirkham, Sheryl PhD
  7. Pesut, Barb PhD
  8. Schalkwyk, Tilly MSN
  9. Stajduhar, Kelli PhD
  10. Tayler, Carolyn MSA
  11. Baumbusch, Jennifer PhD
  12. Thorne, Sally PhD

Abstract

A palliative approach involves adapting and integrating principles and values from palliative care into the care of persons who have life-limiting conditions throughout their illness trajectories. The aim of this research was to determine what approaches to nursing care delivery support the integration of a palliative approach in hospital, residential, and home care settings. The findings substantiate the importance of embedding the values and tenets of a palliative approach into nursing care delivery, the roles that nurses have in working with interdisciplinary teams to integrate a palliative approach, and the need for practice supports to facilitate that embedding and integration.