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The Memory Quilt: Heart-and-Hands Learning for Palliative Care

Flanagan, Patricia; DeMetro, Nancy

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000271
Feature: education

ABSTRACT: Nursing students' learning of adult and pediatric palliative care is a daunting experience. An effective initial teaching strategy using a Memory Quilt activity can improve nursing students' interpersonal and communication skills and help prepare them for end-of-life caring. These skills help students meet patient and family needs, as they transition to care settings.

Patricia Flanagan, MSN, RN, is an assistant clinical professor at Walsh University in the Byers School of Nursing in North Canton, Ohio. She is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow, Ohio.

Nancy DeMetro, MSN, RN, is an assistant clinical professor at Walsh University in the Byers School of Nursing in North Canton, Ohio. She is a member of The Chapel, in Akron, Ohio.

Accepted by peer-review 5/26/2015.

Published Ahead of Print on 2/29/16.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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