Supporting a boy whose mother was dying
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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I recently had the experience of supporting a boy whose mother was having her care withdrawn the following day in the intensive care unit (ITU).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

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