How a dying patient's ethnic identity, age, and spiritual beliefs influence care—the sixth in a series on palliative nursing.
Polly Mazanec is the nurse practitioner for the Palliative Care Team at the Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH. She is a faculty member on the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium project and a clinical associate in the MSN Palliative Care Program at Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH. Mary Kay Tyler is a pediatric nurse practitioner and team leader of the Pediatric Team, Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Contact author: Polly Mazanec, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article is the sixth in a series on palliative nursing that is supported in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, RN, FAAN (email@example.com), and Nessa Coyle, MS, NP, FAAN (firstname.lastname@example.org), are the series editors.