End of Life/Palliative Care

The purpose of the Evidence and Practice-Based Standardized Care Plan for the End-of-Life Care of Adults is to provide a shared care plan for adults, their providers, and their caregivers that supports ethical decision making and safe, effective, and compassionate care near the end of life (Hastings Center, 2013). Problems included in this guideline were identified by international stakeholders including medical, legal, and ethics scholars as well as providers, hospice registered nurses, and social workers. A Masters of Nursing student in conjunction with an Omaha System expert classified the interventions that were synthesized from the literature and validated by nurses and scholars. The interventions are intended to be non-overlapping across problems, and to build a comprehensive, holistic planof care for those problems deemed applicable by the consumers and members of the health care team.


Slipka, A. F. & Monsen, K. A. (2017). Toward improving quality of end-of-life care: Encoding clinical guidelines and standing orders using the Omaha System. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. epub 29 July 2017 DOI: 10.1111/wvn.12248