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Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
Tree Number(s)
H02.478.676.350
N02.421.533.390
Unique ID
D064946
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D064946
Scope Note
A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.
Entry Term(s)
Hospice Nursing
Palliative Care Nursing
Palliative Nursing
NLM Classification #
WY 152.3
Previous Indexing
Hospice Care (1992-2013)
Hospices (1980-1991)
Palliative Care (1987-2013)
See Also
Hospice Care
Palliative Care
Palliative Medicine
Public MeSH Note
2014; for HOSPICE NURSING see HOSPICES 1980-1991, see HOSPICE CARE 1992-2013 ; for PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING see PALLIATIVE CARE 1987-2013; for PALLIATIVE NURSING see PALLIATIVE CARE 1980-2013.
History Note
2014
Date Established
2014/01/01
Date of Entry
2013/07/08
Revision Date
2015/06/29
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Preferred
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