Background: Palliative care is not a priority in developing countries. Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU), where nurses complete a course in clinical palliative care, is considered a model for other African countries. Aim: To explore the role of the palliative care nurse specialist (PCNS) in Uganda. METHODS: This ethnographic field study uses observations, interviews, and group interviews. Participants: In total, 20 participants are included in this study. Result: The role of the palliative care nurse specialist is multifaceted. Beyond prescribing drugs, their role is to deliver holistic care. They encounter numerous challenges in their work, but they also have the possibility to improve the quality of the patient's life.
|Journal||The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
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The record was previously connected to the following departments: Caring Sciences (Closed 2012) (016514020)
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- holistic care
- Hospice Africa Uganda
- nurses' role
- palliative care