Evaluating last offices care and improving services to newly bereaved relatives

Author: Marika Hills

Source: Nursing Times June 16th 2009 Vol. 105(23) p14-6

In a nutshell: The aftercare of deceased patients and performing last offices are important aspects of nurses’ role. Regularly auditing care provision can identify whether standards are being met and highlight areas in need of development. This articles outlines the background to an audit that was prompted by concerns linked to procedures for last offices. The response to initial audit findings and consequent actions taken to raise awareness and improve services are also discussed.

Notes: Contact your local health library for a copy of this article


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