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Eight signs ‘can predict’ impending death in cancer patients


The extreme physical signs mentioned in the article I would feel is fairly obvious to deduce from an experienced nurses perspective!! that death is imminent. I would imagine the other 43% were within the next 12 hours. But anything that can help provide clarity to staff communicating with families, especially when they are in denial phase of grieving process, can only be a useful tool. But delicate timely handling around this time will always be incredibly difficult. On a personal level my dealings with our local hospice were fantastic and every town should have one. Having only ever experienced death , in a professional capacity in a hosp setting. Despite trying to enable the most dignified outcomes hosp is really not the place fpr end stage care.

Posted date

11 February, 2015

Posted time

12:28 pm