This book presents clear and sensitive guidance for nurses and health care professionals on all aspects of dealing with patient deaths. Advice ranges from coping with your own emotions and those of relatives, to all the practical arrangements which have to be made. It includes advice on sitting with dying people, lists of services offering help and counselling, and facts for every situation - when to call the coroner, organ donation, wills, and how death is viewed by people of different faiths.
Part One: Caring for the Dying Patients and their Families: Communicating with dying patients and their families; Choices for dying people; Patient comfort and control of symptoms; Wills and end of life decisions; Part Two: Care of the patient after death; Organ donation and donation of bodies; Part Three: Care of the Bereaved: Supporting the bereaved; Practical matters following a death; Part Four: Caring of the Religious Needs of the Dying: Meeting religious needs in the hospital setting; Religious traditions and healthcare; Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
- 12th June 2000
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Lecturer in Nursing, University of Manchester School of Nursing Studies, Manchester, UK