The Alfie Evans case shows that when trust is lost, no one wins
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The Alfie Evans case shows that when trust is lost, no one wins

Doreen Crawford Consultant editor, Nursing Children and Young People

Children’s nurses will have been saddened to hear that Alfie Evans has died. Each of us wish it could have been otherwise and offer sympathy to the family. Children’s nurses are familiar with the difficulties surrounding issues of life and death, and they often have to negotiate a delicate path to manage the practicalities of each. It is never easy and this is because there are grey areas – situations where life can be supported, but where death may be preferable.

Nursing Children and Young People. 30, 3, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.30.3.5.s1

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