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Need and importance of reflections of dignity at the end of life for nursing students
  1. Marie Ernsth Bravell,
  2. Linda Johansson
  1. Institute of Gerontology, Jonkoping University, Jonkoping, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Associate Professor Marie Ernsth Bravell, Institute of gerontology, Jonkoping University, Jonkoping, Sweden; erma{at}

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Commentary on: Farfán-Zúñiga, X abd Jaman-Mewes, P. Reflections of nursing students on the care of the person’s dignity at the end of life: a qualitative study. Nurse Education Today 2024; 133: 106067.

Implications for practice and research

Dignity is one of the main values at the end of life.

  • Reflection of dignity and the meaning of such should be an obligatory part of nursing education, particularly when caring for people at the final stage of life, where vulnerability is more palpable.

  • Research on nursing students’ reflections regarding meeting the dignity needs of dying people is essential to improve the quality of end-of-life care.


Dignity is a cornerstone in healthcare and nursing research, not least it is an important concept when caring for people and their relatives at the end of life. Yet, there is a lack of research about nursing …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.