Nurses struggle to provide good end of life care
Erin Dean Freelance health journalist
Insufficient time, training and staff are taking a toll on palliative care, an exclusive survey has found. Better communication and improved hospital settings for dying patients also urged.
A survey of more than 600 nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) by Nursing Standard and terminal illness charity Marie Curie has highlighted how palliative care is being compromised by pressures on the NHS.
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