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The Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Specialty Outpatient Setting 

The Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Specialty Outpatient Setting
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The Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Specialty Outpatient Setting
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Linda M. Gorman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0016
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date: 22 October 2019

The advanced practice registered nurse plays a key role in the outpatient palliative management in end-stage renal disease, ALS, and HIV/AIDs and pulmonary disease. Patients’ and families’ unrealistic expectations of treatment outcomes, especially if there are a wide range of options that may prolong life especially with advancing technology. Often providers lack understanding between the difference of hospice and palliative care, the benefits of early palliative care, and the appropriate time to involve palliative care on the part of specialists as well as patients/families. Moreover, they may lack of knowledge about care at end stage disease Palliative care of these patients involves addressing high symptom burdensfunctional limitations, and increasing caregiver stress. The palliative care advanced practice registered nursecan promote better quality of life thorough attention to symptoms, psychosocial distress and access to services They can also prepare the patient and family for each phase of the illness.

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