Nurses deliver palliative care in a wide range of settings, from homes and residential aged care facilities to hospitals and hospices. They make up the largest component of the palliative care workforce.
This role is becoming increasingly important with the growing demand for palliative care in parallel with population ageing.
In Australia, there are several guiding documents which inform the elements of quality palliative care nursing:
Each recognise the importance of nurse leadership.
Nurse leaders can:
These leadership skills can positively influence the quality of care delivered at all levels and across settings.
The Australian College of Nursing Institute of Leadership supports nurses at all career stages to extend their leadership skills with a range of leadership development opportunities.
Video from Australian College of Nursing
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