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Last offices neglected in over half of hospital deaths


as a student nurse at 48 years old and on my first placement, i dealt with my first death of a patient. I was with a young care assistant of 23 who told me what to do , she was so caring and her "teaching" of how to perfom this duty has stayed with me. After the family had seen their well cared for relative, who had been washed and clean nightie put on. She said we must wrap the body as we would "a precious item" (this way of doing things ,she said had been passed on to her from another nurse" I felt privilaged to work with this girl so young but so compassionate

Posted date

12 May, 2010

Posted time

11:49 am