The Peaceful End Of Life Theory

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The Peaceful End of Life theory is paramount as the authors stated that every individual deserved to die in a peaceful manner with dignity. The theory is empirical based which is applicable to nursing practice in caring for dying patients, assessing interventions, maximizing care, promote dignity and enhancing end of life to be peaceful. According to Moore and Ruland, a good life is simply defined as getting what one wants (Alligood, 2014, p. 702). The approach of given patients what they want or their preference is a practical approach to the end of life care. This theory stands out to me because it fit into my patient’s diagnosis and I believe everyone deserves to die with dignity and peacefully. The theory of the peaceful end of life deduced…show more content…
the theory is patient-specific because of the patient’s diagnoses and the limited verbal communication. The theory assumptions are helpful with this patient as the nurses make it a priority to interpret cues which reflect his end of life experience and giving prompt intervention to maintain peaceful experience even at his dying moment. The theory was developed be used with terminally ill adult patients and their families/significant others. The theory is not applicable in its totality with non-hospice or palliative care patients. The goal of the end of life care is not to optimize care rather is to provide comfort measures, dignity and peaceful end of life experience. Therefore, it is not universal. The theory is clear and not complex to understand though its generality is based on Norwegian context which cannot be applicable to all cultures (Alligood, 2014, p. 705). It is a taboo to talk about death as it is believed to end the sick person’s life, how can such people talk about the end of life care…show more content…
The theory fails to mention the young adult patient that is dying maybe from auto collision or other incidences that subjected them to the dying stage of their life who may not have thought of making an end of life decision. The situation that put care team in a dilemma and may delay care or prolong needed care than necessary. Ruland and Moore was derived from doctoral theory course in the accumulations of empirical knowledge, clinical practice knowledge and synthesized knowledge which did not address the lower level of educators that are still scared to talk to patients about living will or who is yet to understand how to help a patient in an acute situation with a living will. Miller, B. (2017) states that physicians and nurses report discomfort in discussing end of life care with the patient from other cultures. He further expresses that the contributing factor to their inability to talk about the end of life care is lack of knowledge among practicing nurses regarding their role in educating patients (Miller,
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