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Brokering Early Palliative Care: How Nurses Approached a Misunderstood Topic

Oncology nurses are in an ideal position to recommend early palliative care for patients. For this reason, in a recent Canadian study on brokering palliative care, researchers looked at the role of nurses as advocates for early palliation.1 Oncology nurses in Canada have different roles than their counterparts in the United States; staff nurses cannot…

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