New paths forward for palliative nursing

William E. Rosa, Julia Downing, Aileen Collier, Betty R. Ferrell

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Every corner of the globe has been profoundly affected by COVID-19. Humanity will long be impacted by the shortcomings of healthcare systems and leadership, as well as the cumulative loss of life and mass bereavement that continue to mount. Nurses on every continent have undoubtedly struggled with moral injury in the face of severe resource constraints and health inequities. The consequences of COVID-19—coupled with an increased and urgent discourse pertaining to social and structural injustices—create opportunities for palliative nurses to pave new paths forward for the specialty and for the communities we serve.

Although the past 2 years have marked a period of immense suffering, it has also been a time to recognise and celebrate the roles of palliative nurses worldwide...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-384
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2021


  • Palliative care
  • Palliative nursing
  • Care plans
  • COVID-19


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