Having a peaceful death is a common wish. Many cultures and religious beliefs offer practical ways to enhance having a peaceful death.

Dying in an intensive care unit is unnatural and oftentimes painful for the patient and their loved ones.

ICU nurses can promote peaceful death through a three-dimensional process

1.    awareness of dying

2.    Creating a caring environment

3.    Promoting end-of-life care.

(Source: Int Nurs Rev. 2009 Mar;56(1):116-22.)