The Environment and the Active Nurses in the Hospice Field

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The article by Lisa C. Lindley, Mary Lou Fornehed, and Sandra J. Mixer is about the similarities in the differences in the workplace between traditional and nontraditional hospice care takers. The writers point in their scholarly article is to understand the nurse perinatal hospice work environment to care for the fetus or infant, family and the mother until the in the pregnancy or the baby has passed away, and then even after to help prepare and support the family when their baby has passed. Nurses can help ease their patient into their end-of-life plan better, if done carefully and cautiously. Another author, Kellie Lewis, is claiming that the move from the hospital (curative care) to a hospice (palliative care) is challenging for the patient and his family. The change is seen as the hospitals failure in the patients’ eyes and will then feel hopeless. But if the nurses do an effective job with communication and discuss the end-of-life plan before the actual need of a hospice there is a less state of shock. The major keys for the nursing staff to help ease the transition to the end-of-life care is diagnosing the patient has actively dying. Once the patient’s diagnosed as actively dying, it paves the way for open communication so the patient can decide how they want to spend their last days. Communication about this sensitive subject improves their quality of life and helps them keep their dignity. This helps them keep their dignity by allowing them to have input about their chair and how they want to go about the rest of their life. The nurses misunderstand that the caregivers of the patient as well as the patient themselves has needs that are to be taking care of as much as of the other (Lewis, K., 2013). The importance of food... ... middle of paper ... ...ents that are in need of assistance in providing support to the whole family. A hospice, palliative, or end-of-life nurse might need social worker training sessions or a licensed social worker supporting them to get the patient to organize their life plan and improve their well-being by their end of their life (1 or 2 more sentences). The human service is all about the individual’s needs, wants, and to better life's experiences. The primary purpose is toward the patient, but it does not stop there, it also includes their loved ones and the caregivers. The purpose of hospice and palliative-care is the same that of the human services field. A human service professional is trained to help others improve their own situations. A hospice and palliative care provider is qualified as a human service caregiver because they are providing a human service to their patients.

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