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History of the Advanced Practice Role in Palliative Nursing 

History of the Advanced Practice Role in Palliative Nursing
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History of the Advanced Practice Role in Palliative Nursing
Author(s):

Constance Dahlin

and Patrick J. Coyne

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0001
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date: 19 August 2019

Nursing and palliative care are intertwined; in fact, modern nursing is grounded in caring for the dying. , Nursing practice has evolved from caring for dying patients to caring for patients across the health and wellness continuum. Moreover, nursing has broadened in itsscope of practice for the nurse with a graduate degree of master or higher. Palliative nursing is embedded in the role of the advanced practice nurse. With more APRNs providing primary care, there is a need for both primary palliative care skills to the increasing number of aging patients with chronic illnesses. More palliative APRNs to provide access and quality

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