Uplifting End-of-Life Care

End-of-life care is a section of palliative care, which delves into patients with life frightening conditions and a life expectancy fewer than 12 months. It is an important care as it helps patients to die peaceably, comfortably, and with dignity (Medical Education, 2013). Critical Care Unit (CCU) nurses experience stressful end-of-life situations due to its fast change from curative care to end-of-life care, and thus, the interventions chosen are of higher significance. Many patients in the CCU are critically ill and cannot plan for their end-of-life care. Hence, CCU nurses are of importance in guiding them and their families through care in the last days of their life. This paper will highlight personal experience with end-of-life situations, identifying the nurseís emotions during the process and its impacts on nursing practice.

Critical care nurses and hospice staff provide special healthcare services as they ensure care acceleration through effective management of a patient...