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I’m a recently graduated nurse going to work on an oncology floor. I eventually want to work in palliative care (since it was taking care of a friend with cancer as his life ended brought me into the field).

What can a nurse do to make a difference for you when they’re taking part in your care? Any advice is welcome. I try to be open and honest with my patients while listening to them and not speaking in platitudes or empty “therapeutic communication”. . . but I always worry I might be missing something fundamental (or even something small that I don’t yet know to anticipate).

Thank you in advance for everything.