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The Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Rehabilitation Setting 

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

Anne Mahler

and Sharon Verney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0021
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date: 22 October 2019

This chapter explores the needs and challenges that patients face in a rehabilitation setting. Patients and families often enter rehabilitation with the expectation of full return to a previous baseline of mobility or with the hope of some functional improvement to allow them to return home. The role of the advanced practice registered nurse as a care team leader is defined and discussed. The advanced practice registered nurse is a vital member of the interdisciplinary team in care coordination. He or she also provides expert pain and symptom management, helps to set goals, manages common complications, and provides discharge education and planning. This chapter discusses the supportive role of the APRN with the patient and family through advanced care planning, discharge planning conversations, providing education and symptom management within all rehabilitation settings.

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