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Education in Palliative CareBuilding a Culture of Learning$
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Bee Wee and Nic Hughes

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198569855

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.001.0001

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Nurse Education

Nurse Education

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(p.23) Chapter 3 Nurse Education
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Education in Palliative Care
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Lorraine Dixon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0003

Nurses represent a significant proportion of the health care workforce engaged in providing palliative care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families. As palliative care has developed and been acknowledged as a specialty, nurse education has been forced to be creative, resourceful, and proactive in providing nurse practitioners with the skills and knowledge that they require to support patients and their families when facing a life-threatening illness. This chapter outlines the trajectory of nurse education in the UK from pre-registration through to advanced nurse practitioners and describes current provision of palliative care education at pre- and post-registration levels. It also considers ways in which palliative nurse education is shaped by policy and explores current and future challenges facing practitioners and educators.

Keywords:   nursing, patient autonomy, palliative care, WHO, health care

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