education, palliative care, personal narratives, nursing



  1. Wessel, Elizabeth M. MS, RN
  2. Rutledge, Dana N. PhD, RN


Evaluation of a palliative care education intervention and reflective narratives of experience from 33 southern California home care and hospice nurses indicated that some attitudes toward death improved and, although attitudes toward care for dying patients did not change significantly, an overall slightly positive trend was noted.