Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Roger Watson; Editors: Robyn Gallagher, Mark Hayter, Jane Noyes, Rita Pickler & Brenda Roe

Impact Factor: 1.741

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 8/109 (Nursing (Social Science)); 10/111 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1365-2648

VI: End of life care

End of Life Care
November 2011

Edited By Brenda Roe

Read these leading articles on End-of-Life Care in their entirety… Developments in end-of-life care have been pioneered in the fields of cancer, palliative and hospice care. The World Health Organisation has declared palliative and end-of-life care as a global priority and there is evidence of national and international initiatives to improve the experience of death, dying and bereavement. This virtual issue of JAN comprises a selection of eight papers from 2008 to 2011 related to end-of-life care, including four studies (USA, UK, Australia and Hong Kong – & China), a systematic review, two discussion papers and a concept analysis. They include international education of nurses in end-of-life care, their unique role with patients and families, their key roles in palliation of symptoms, and support for those dying and bereaved.

Death and dying in Australia: perceptions of a Sudanese community
Ludmilla Sneesby, Ruth Satchell, Phillip Good & Pamela van der Riet

Humanistic Nursing Theory: application to hospice and palliative care
Hung-Lan Wu & Deborah L. Volker

Relieving existential suffering through palliative sedation: discussion of an uneasy practice
Anne Bruce, Patricia Boston

Healthcare professionals’ perceptions of existential distress in patients with advanced cancer
Esther Mok, Ka-po Lau, Wai-man Lam, Lai-ngor Chan, Jeffrey S.C. Ng, Kin-sang Chan

‘Bridging worlds’: meeting the emotional needs of dying patients
Rollanda Law

Letting go before a death: a concept analysis
Susan E. Lowey

Decision-making about artificial feeding in end-of-life care: literature review
Els Bryon, Chris Gastmans, Bernadette Dierckx De Casterlé

Global efforts to improve palliative care: the International End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Training Programme
Judith A. Paice, Betty R. Ferrell, Nessa Coyle, Patrick Coyne, Mary Callaway