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What does a palliative care nurse do?

A palliative care nurse takes care of people in palliative care and makes sure they have everything they need to live at home with their condition. Sometimes, a palliative care nurse will even go to the home of patients to give them medicine so they don't have to go to the hospital. For example, a palliative care nurse might set up intravenous (IV) antibiotics at home and teach the patient or their family members how to monitor them.

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