Ensuring patient choices about dignity and place of death are respected at the end of life.

Source:   Nursing Times, 2010, 22, 0954-7762

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Date of publication:  June, 2010

Publication type: News item 

In a nutshell:  This article considers the significance of psychosocial care and the role that District Nurses have in ensuring that patient’s choices are supported when they receive a terminal diagnosis.  It focuses on the challenges nurses encounter in respecting and acting as advocates for patients preferences about where they want to receive care and where they want to die.  The article considers how services may need to develop in the light of a growing elderly population.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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