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NPs vs Other Healthcare Providers in End-of-Life Care

Tyree, Tammy L. MS, CRNP, CCRN; Long, Carol O. PhD, RN; Greenberg, Edward A. PhD

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As nurse practitioners become more vital to primary care, they are also more apt to play a role in end-of-life care. In order to be proficient providers, NPs must familiarize themselves with issues surrounding EOL care.

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pa (Mr Tyree); the Capstone Healthcare Group and the College of Nursing, Arizona State University, Phoenix (Dr Long); and the College of Nursing, Arizona State University, Tempe (Dr Greenberg).

The article was previously published in The Nurse Practitioner, Volume 30, Issue No. 3, pp. 58–59 (2005).

The authors thank Dr Eric Altschuler for his assistance in editing this article.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.