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Commentary on: Bolt et at. Nursing staff needs in providing palliative care for persons with dementia at home or in nursing home: A survey. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2020
Implications for practice and research
Staff members need protected time to practice team reflection and develop a habit of shared learning and support.
Leadership support can play an integral role in enabling palliative care teams to cultivate a positive environment for continuous team learning.
Future research should examine what builds team capacity and resilience in palliative care.
Providing palliative care for persons with dementia is often challenging; staff members require advanced knowledge, skills and support. Standardised strategies are inadequate to guide nursing staff who care for people facing with complex and emotionally challenging processes. This study aimed to evaluate the types and forms of support nursing staff need in providing palliative care for …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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