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Running head: END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS 1End-of-Life DecisionsStudent’s NameInstitutionDate
END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS2End-of-Life DecisionsIntroduction End-of-life decisions involve patients, their families and the healthcare providers taking care of the patients. People suffering from chronic conditions are likely to know when they are almost nearing the end-of-life and may have decisions they need to make about their life. The patients may communicate their decisions to family members, legal representatives, guardians, orhealthcare providers. Some of the decisions may include the desire for physician-assisted suicide when the patient feels that he or she has reached a point where they cannot recover their health. Nursing Roles in End-of-Life DecisionsNurses have an essential role during the end-of-life of the patients. Their roles range fromattendance to the patients to building relationships with the families. The care form nurses include preventing the patients from sensory imbalance and distressing impulses (Noome et al., 2016). The distressing impulses can lower the quality of life of the patient. The nurses also have to establish good relationships with the families of the patients to improve the quality of care (Noome et al., 2016). There are numerous strategies that the nurses can use to improve the relationship with the families of patients. They should encourage the family to sit by the patients,talk to them and touch them (Noome et al., 2016). They can also talk with the family and help them to reflect their moments in life with the patient. Current Primary Policy for End-of-Life DecisionsPolicies have been developed to improve how healthcare professionals work with patientsin end-of-life decisions. Improving communication is essential in making decisions about the end-of-life. Most patients who are in end-of-life situations lack the ability to make decisions on

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