Nursing professionals must work with others in the healthcare field, including physicians, social worker and chaplains. It includes providing patients with information on treatment options and tailoring medications to their preferences.
The nurses can help the patient accept his or her situation if they are present when difficult conversations regarding death or dying take place. The nurses can provide comforting measures, such as skin-to-skin touch or pain-control strategies that reduce fear or anxiety. By providing compassionate end-of-life care tailored to each individual’s unique needs and wishes, nurses can ensure that these individuals experience greater dignity at the end of life while providing invaluable emotional support to their families throughout the journey.