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Delivering Hope: The role of education in preparing advanced practice nurses in palliative and EOL care

The similarities between birth and death are striking. There is a sacredness in being in the presence of someone taking their first and last breath. Advocates for both insist they are natural processes that deliver hope, empower patients, while avoiding distress. However, rather than embracing this concept, palliative and EOL care has been stigmatized in the United States and is most evident in the training of healthcare providers.

Family-centered Care in a Rural, School-based Health Center

In South Africa, families have deficient knowledge of early childhood development. Families are often not included in their child’s health care decisions. The new, school-based health center had no wellness visits, family-centered care model or health education in place prior to the intervention. The project aim was to increase family-centered care by 30% by engaging in open communication with parents and guardians of children under six at the school-based health center over 90 days.