How end of life care feels as a nurse – and as a daughter
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How end of life care feels as a nurse – and as a daughter

Alison Woods Macmillan breast cancer clinical nurse specialist, St George’s Hospital, London, Cancer Nursing Practice

A personal account of the emotions felt by a healthcare professional witnessing her mother’s final days

On a career break abroad with my husband and young family, a phone call to tell me my mum was seriously ill transported me into a state of fear and vulnerability. I travelled home to England and was soon within the familiar walls of Warrington Hospital, where I had been born, trained as a nursing student and visited on numerous occasions through mum’s long illness.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 19, 1, 16-16. doi: 10.7748/cnp.19.1.16.s14

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