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Yoga for Palliative Care Nurses

M Anbu

Keywords : Burnout, Coping, Palliative care, Psychological stress

Citation Information : Anbu M. Yoga for Palliative Care Nurses. 2016; 5 (2):23-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-5207

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Palliative care is an approach of specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on caring patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness. The philosophy of palliative care nursing includes providing care to patients using medical science combined with compassion and caring. Palliative care Nursing is always associated with stress in both professional and personal levels. Palliative care nurses are even more at risk of work stress as their role involves exposure to frequent deaths and family grieving. Palliative care nurses are frequently exposed to stressful situations related to death and dying.

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