This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the management and care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines the practicalities and legal issues associated with death, the principles of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principles of dealing with death, both expected and unexpected.
Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all the practical issues surrounding death, including symptom control, resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, the last offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentation issues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issues involved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assisted euthanasia, patients property, wills etc.
- A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceased patient
- Of use to all nurses and nursing students
- Accessible and user-friendly
- Written by an expert in the field