Advance Practice Nursing in Palliative Care Palliative care is a relatively new nursing specialty. Most of the advanced practice nurses (APN) in the field are educated and certified in other nursing specialties and have become certified in palliative care (Meier, Beresford & Meier, 2006). The combination of the advanced nurse education and training together with the focus on palliative care places this group of nurse in the position to provide invaluable clinical skills and expertise to palliative health care teams. These nurses provide care for individuals who are terminally ill and their families and assist them with end-of-life issues as well. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the different roles of palliative care APNs and...The end:
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