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Amanda Cheesley @cheesley_amanda RCN professional lead for long-term conditions and end of life care

Serial bereavements put Amanda Cheesley under great stress, so a compassionate employer was essential

Over the past four years I have looked after my younger sister while she was dying from breast cancer, then cared for my oldest friend before her death from the same disease. I also had two sudden bereavements – an old friend who died from sepsis and my cousin from a catastrophic brain stem bleed.

Nursing Standard. 32, 24, 29-29. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.24.29.s20

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