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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Nursing research

Betty R. Ferrell, Marcia Grant and Virginia Sun.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 8114 words.

The goal of nursing research is to improve care for patients and caregivers. Palliative nursing research includes many sensitive topics such as suffering, quality of life, and life meaning....

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The Meaning of Hope in the Dying

Valerie T. Cotter and Anessa M. Foxwell.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 10301 words.

This chapter explores the many dimensions of hope and identifies its possible influence on health and quality of life. Hope is a key factor in coping with and finding meaning in the...

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