Original ArticleGently Into the Light A Call for the Critical Analysis of End-of-Life OutcomesDobratz, Marjorie C. DNSc, RNAuthor Information Nursing Program, University of Washington, Tacoma, Wash. Corresponding author: Marjorie C. Dobratz, DNSc, RN, University of Washington, Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St, Campus Box 358421, Tacoma, WA 98402 (e-mail: [email protected]). Advances in Nursing Science: April 2005 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 - p 116-126 Buy Abstract This article overviews the holistic, hospice, and palliative care models as they relate to end-of-life (EOL) care outcomes. Freire's model of overcoming oppression, which builds on Hegel's philosophical approach, is used as a framework for raising nurses' awareness of end-of-life issues. Concerns that require critical dialogue, as well as questions that warrant discussion, are posited. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.