The American Nurses Association (ANA) is now promoting that nurses lead by example.
Nurses have an ethical duty to promote advance care planning conversations and provide care that is consistent with palliative care practice standards. Given their focus on providing patient and family centered health care, nurses are often the first to recognize the need for palliative care and advocate for palliative care services. In the coming months the Professional Issues Panel will release their findings on further integrating palliative and hospice care into the U.S. healthcare delivery system and the role nurses can and should assume going forward. For more information click here.