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Holist Nurs Pract. 2008 Nov-Dec;22(6):336-47. doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000339345.26500.62.

Enhancing emotional well-being through self-care: the experiences of community health nurses in Australia.

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School of Health & Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.

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  • Holist Nurs Pract. 2009 May-Jun;23(3):182.


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.

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