Defining end-of-life care from perspectives of nursing ethics

Shigeko Izumi, Hiroko Nagae, Chihoko Sakurai, Emiko Imamura

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Abstract

Despite increasing interests and urgent needs for quality end-of-life care, there is no exact definition of what is the interval referred to as end of life or what end-of-life care is. The purpose of this article is to report our examination of terms related to end-of-life care and define end-of-life care from nursing ethics perspectives. Current terms related to end-of-life care, such as terminal care, hospice care, and palliative care, are based on a medical model and are restrictive in terms of diagnosis and prognosis. Using codes of ethics for nurses as a framework, we attempt to identify people to whom nurses are responsible to provide end-of-life care and develop a definition of end-of-life care that is more inclusive and applicable to a broader range of people who would benefit from end-of-life care by nurses and other health-care providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-618
Number of pages11
JournalNursing Ethics
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Code of ethics
  • end-of-life care definition
  • nursing ethics
  • palliative care
  • terminal care

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  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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Defining end-of-life care from perspectives of nursing ethics. / Izumi, Shigeko; Nagae, Hiroko; Sakurai, Chihoko; Imamura, Emiko.

In: Nursing Ethics, Vol. 19, No. 5, 09.2012, p. 608-618.

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Izumi, Shigeko ; Nagae, Hiroko ; Sakurai, Chihoko ; Imamura, Emiko. / Defining end-of-life care from perspectives of nursing ethics. In: Nursing Ethics. 2012 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 608-618.
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