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Providing culturally sensitive palliative care

Mancuso, Lorraine RN, MSN

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000350758.93924.51

Improve end-of-life care for your patient by respecting her cultural values.

Lorraine Mancuso is a staff nurse at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., and professor of nursing at Great Bay Community College in Stratham, N.H.

Recognizing cultural differences can help you communicate more meaningfully with your patient, prevent unnecessary stress, and improve end-of-life care.

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