Palliative Care Nursing

Caring for someone with a life limiting illness can be found in almost all areas of health care. Nurses who work across the health system can find themselves in clinical situations where palliative care knowledge is needed, even if they are not ‘specialist’ nurses. This kind of palliative approach to nursing care is delivered everywhere that patients can be found, such as in community care, surgical units, residential aged care facilities and emergency departments.

You may wish to find out more about the nursing care of patients for whom active treatment is no longer of benefit or who have life limiting illnesses. You may also want to work or study in palliative care.

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Last updated 13 February 2017