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The Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Home Setting 

The Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Home Setting
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The Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Home Setting
Author(s):

Gretchen P. Fitzgerald

, Michele A. Naugle

, and Jacaline P. Wolf

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0019
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date: 22 October 2019

Advanced practice registered nurses are educated in both clinical and psychosocial aspects of care, making them well qualified to provide palliative care in the home. By bringing their expertise to the home environment, these nurses improve access to palliative care for complex chronically ill patients and their families. The result is individualized care and improved quality of life. There are many models of home-based palliative care and the utilization of APRNS. Palliative care practices that employ advanced practice registered nurses have proven to be both successful and sustainable. This chapter discusse the use of advanced practice registered nursesin the home and the breadth of potential services.

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