The team making sure patients don’t die alone
Lynne Pearce Freelance journalist
Staff cannot always give the time they want to patients nearing the end of life. A nurse-led initiative at one trust ensures specially trained volunteers are there to support families and patients in the final moments of life
For nurses, being unable to provide all the support that patients and their families need at the end of life can be frustrating and distressing.
Nursing Standard. 32, 13, 22-24. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.13.22.s18