Supporting a boy whose mother was dying
Michelle McKay Staff nurse
Training can help nurses offer reassurance and support when they are outside their comfort zone
I recently had the experience of supporting a boy whose mother was having her care withdrawn the following day in the intensive care unit (ITU). Being a staff nurse on an adult acute ward, this was not a situation I had ever previously been in or had even expected to be in.
Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 1, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.1.14.s13