While no one can define a good death in absolute terms, it's possible to improve the quality of care during the final days of a patient's life. The seventh in a series on palliative nursing care.
Rose Virani is a research specialist at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. Dalia Sofer is a freelance writer in New York City and a regular contributor to AJN News.
This article is the seventh in a series supported in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, RN, FAAN (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nessa Coyle, PhD, NP, FAAN (email@example.com) are the series editors. Contact author, Rose Virani: firstname.lastname@example.org.