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Improving the Quality of End-of-Life Care: Making changes at every level.

Virani, Rose MHA, RN,C, OCN; Sofer, Dalia

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: May 2003 - Volume 103 - Issue 5 - p 52-60
FEATURES: CE: Palliative Nursing

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 ( and Nessa Coyle, PhD, NP, FAAN ( are the series editors. Contact author, Rose Virani:

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.