Nursing the terminally ill: Being with people in difficult times
Home Healthcare Nurse
There are many impediments to being present and actively listening to people in difficult times. The authors discuss numerous suggestions nurses can use to "be" with patients experiencing a life-threatening or terminal illness. Methods such as eliminating external intrusions, using meditative practices, and ways to create a therapeutic milieu are presented to help the nurse understand how to listen to and be with patients.
Stevens, R.B., & Katsekas, B.S. Nursing the terminally ill: Being with people in difficult times. (1999). Home Healthcare Nurse, 17(8), 504-509.