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Last offices neglected in over half of hospital deaths


I cannot believe that students are not taught this most important part of our 'caring'! profession. I always looked upon it as an honour and a privilege to carry out last offices. To make sure it was done with dignity and compassion and any visiting relatives saw the patient was well cared for even after death. I am appalled it now obviously carries such little importance and not even considered part of the nurse traing programme .

Posted date

12 May, 2010

Posted time

10:19 am