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Carol Komaromy Senior lecturer, School of health and social welfare, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Carol Komaromy examines how news of death should be conveyed to newly bereaved family members and friends

In the early 1980s, a study by Cameron and Parkes (1983) showed that more bereaved people often took solace from the quality of care received by their loved ones who had died in palliative care settings than did those whose loved ones had died in other hospital environments such as normal wards.

Nursing Management. 11, 9, 32-36. doi: 10.7748/nm2005.02.11.9.32.c2010