Nurses and palliation in the community: the current discourse

Rose, Jayln and Glass, Nel (2006) Nurses and palliation in the community: the current discourse. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 12 (12). pp. 588-594. ISSN 1357-6321

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A core component of community nursing practice in Australia is the provision of palliative care, however this area of practice has been minimally researched. We, therefore, undertook a broader review of the contemporary literature in community nursing; palliative nursing; and community nursing palliative care. Literature was searched electronically in OVID, CINAHL and nursing databases and manually in relevant journals. Findings revealed community and palliative care nursing to be both complex and challenging. Community and palliative nurses ideals for care are compromised by competing practice demands. Changing health systems and philosophical views, limited resources and the perceived 'visibility/invisibility' polarity are identified as major job stressors. Therapeutic use of 'self' and interpersonal communication are recognized as contributing to job satisfaction. Community nurses providing palliative care is as an under researched area yet it is a role that arguably requires critical understanding and recognition. Further research is needed into the relationship between emotional wellbeing and professional satisfaction for community and palliative care nurses providing palliation.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 07:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: community health nursing; hospice nursing; palliative nursing; nurse-patient relations; occupational stress; human epidemiology
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420305 Health and community services
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420502 Aged care nursing
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350503 Human resources management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920211 Palliative Care

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