Norman (Carl) Swart on Palliative Care and Challenges Nurses Face

Norman (Carl) Swart, PhD nursing student, Case Western Reserve University, defines palliative care and discusses challenges that nurses face.

Norman (Carl) Swart, PhD nursing student, Case Western Reserve University, defines palliative care and discusses challenges that nurses face.

Swart defines palliative care as helping anyone with chronic or terminal illness achieve good quality of life by managing their physical, psychological, spiritual, and environmental aspects of life.

He adds that the biggest challenge for nurses is a lack of understanding about palliative care and in some cases, a lack of opportunity to seek further education.