How to approach the difficult topic of death
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How to approach the difficult topic of death

Erin Dean Health journalist

Many nursing staff report feeling ill-prepared to discuss death with patients. Here, expert nurses share advice on supporting individuals when they receive bad news

Compassionate communication is fundamental to nursing. Yet when it comes to breaking bad news or talking through potentially life-changing results with patients and their families, it is common for nurses to feel ill-equipped.

Nursing Standard. 34, 11, 59-61. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.11.59.s20

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