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.
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