Improving end-of-life care in emergency departments
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Improving end-of-life care in emergency departments

Renee Clarke Emergency nurse, Emergency department of Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon SK

End-of-life care in emergency departments is sometimes neglected in favour of aggressive treatment and management, says Renee Clarke. Healthcare professionals must therefore collaborate, and become patient advocates, if they are to improve end-of-life care for patients

Emergency department (ED) professionals often appear in the media as heroic individ uals capable of saving people from death.

Emergency Nurse. 16, 7, 34-37. doi: 10.7748/en2008.

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