An educational programme for end of life care in an acute setting
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An educational programme for end of life care in an acute setting

Deirdre McGuigan Teenage Cancer Trust funded teenager and young adult lead nurse for cancer services, University Hospitals Foundation Trust Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol Foundation NHS Trust, University of the West of England, Bristol
Susie Gilbert Paediatric skills education facilitator, Education Centre, University Hospitals Bristol Foundation NHS Trust, Bristol

End of life care should be incorporated in all stages of nurse training. This article describes the development of a multiprofessional education programme for staff to support them in meeting the recommended standards of end of life care in an acute hospital setting. The programme was designed to help practitioners work imaginatively with the care decisions they are required to make with patients and their loved ones.

Nursing Standard. 23, 49,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.08.23.49.35.c7205

Correspondence

deirdre.mcguigan@uhbristol.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review