Challenges of nurses in developing a palliative care innovation in Thailand


  • Angkana Chongjarearn Adult and Gerontological Nursing, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chonburi, Faculty of Nursing, Praborommarajchanok Institute
  • Wuttipong Cheumnok Adult and Gerontological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science, Chulabhorn Royal Academy


nurse’s challenge, developing innovation, palliative care innovation


Palliative care is the caring process which optimizes and mitigates the quality of patients’ life and families and releases pain including physically, mentally, and psychosocially especially last stage of patients’ lives. Palliative care emphasizes on the needs and wishes as main priority. Nurses who are part of the healthcare team obtain the highest expectations from patients and families due to the closeness and understanding their suffering. Nurses have the roles to provide empowering and mental support to patients and families in order to help them to cope problems appropriately.

Nurses have to use knowledge’s, experiences and skills in inventing the innovative instruments responded to patients’ and families’ needs. It is challenge for nurses to develop palliative innovation that is appropriate and adaptable to the society changing environments where technological advancement and social constraints in living with COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses have to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to use to care palliative patients for mobile health monitoring to improve the quality of care.


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Chongjarearn A, Cheumnok W. Challenges of nurses in developing a palliative care innovation in Thailand: . Thai J. Cardio-Thorac Nurs. [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 12 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];32(2):2-15. Available from:



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