Talking About Hospice-Tips for Nurses

This concise brochure can be a valuable tool for nurses in advance care planning and in discussing with patients and families the contribution hospice can make to quality of life. It can assist nurses in helping families identify decision points in the progressing disease so patients can get appropriate care. Audience: Hospital nurses (esp. oncology, ICU, and cardiac care); chemotherapy nurses; medical practice administrators; home health or visiting nurses; nursing schools; long-term care nurse managers; community health clinics; and local nurses’ associations.