Posted by:21 January, 2013
A recent paper on end of life care in nursing homes published in Nursing Times found that “in the context of homes as communal settings, residents commonly voiced concern at the information vacuum that can surround the death of fellow residents, when they are given no information about how their life concluded or the care they received”.
When a patient dies on a hospital ward what information should you give other patients?
From Behind the Rituals
Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email firstname.lastname@example.org