Jayne Huggard

International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 19, Iss. 5, 24 May 2013, pp 212 - 214

Debriefing is a useful-some would say essential-component of staff support for nurses and other health professionals working in hospice and palliative care units. Its importance and value is acknowledged by most hospices (Baverstock and O'Finlay, 2006). This article outlines the need for, and different process of, debriefing, including examples of some of the methods that can be adopted.

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