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Keywords

compassion, critical care, end of life, grief, nursing, spiritual care

 

Authors

  1. McCroskey, Diane

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Nurses' personal grief and loss experiences can enhance their ability to comfort family members of seriously ill and dying patients. Spiritual care in these situations can include empathy, listening, and sharing of Scripture, when appropriate. Additionally, caring for emotional needs of patients in critical care situations also may enable a nurse to resolve personal grief experiences.