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perspectives, resource and education needs and the emotional experience (Howes, 2015).” Howes states that it was found that the fear of hastening death and causing adverse effects lessened the chance of comfort medications being used (2015).This article does provide useful evidence-based research regarding the importance of educating about the use of medications at the end or life. References:Howes, J. (2015). Nurses’ Perceptions of Medication Use at the End of Life in an Acute Care Setting. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 17(6), 508–516. doi: .1097/NJH.0000000000000192.Retrieved from: -00008/HTMLReferencesCagle, J. G., Zimmerman, S., Cohen, L. W., Porter, L. S., Hanson, L. C., & Reed, D. (2015). EMPOWER: An intervention to address barriers to pain management in hospice. Journalof Pain and Symptom Management,49(1), 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.05.007GarcÃa-Toyos, N., Escudero-Carretero, M. J., Sanz-Amores, R., Hoyos, J. G., Melchor-RodrÃ-guez, J., & Tamayo-VelÃ¡zquez, M. (2014). Preferences of Caregivers and Patients Regarding Opioid Analgesic Use in Terminal Care. Pain Medicine,15(4), 577-587. doi:10.1111/pme.12376
Howes, J. (2015). Nurses’ Perceptions of Medication Use at the End of Life in an Acute Care Setting. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 17(6), 508-516. doi: 10.1097/NJH.000000000000192.