Many studies have focused on the relationship between the assessment of patients and maintaining strong communication. Analysis by Limbu et al (2021) concluded that in an acute hospital setting, nurses play a vital role in caring for patients nearing the end of their lives. In addition, nurses are also responsible for offering physical and emotional support, managing symptoms, and coordinating care with other members of the healthcare team.
As per Gonella et al (2019), the nurse’s assessment of the patient’s condition is crucial in deciding the appropriate level of care and interventions that are required. This assessment will help provide the patient with the necessary care, such as pain and symptom control medication, after having evaluated their physical and emotional needs.
However, many symptoms, including pain, exhaustion, and shortness of breath, are frequently experienced by patients who are nearing the end of their lives if the patient is in pain. For instance, the nurse may give medicine or employ other methods like distraction or relaxation to ease the pain. The findings of the nurse’s assessment of those symptoms are crucial to choosing what are the best interventions to manage the patient’s symptoms.