This article discusses the importance of self-care in enhancing the emotional well-being of generalist community nurses providing palliative care. This research undertaken in Australia explored the relationship between emotional well-being and professional practice. The results demonstrated the importance of self-care, aspects of palliative care that impacted on nurses' well-being, and strategies utilized by nurses to care holistically for themselves to continue providing holistic palliative care.
Glass, N & Rose, J 2008, 'Enhancing emotional wellbeing through self-care: the experiences of community nurses in Australia', Holistic Nursing Practice, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 336–3467.
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