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.