Care of dying patients
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Care of dying patients

Denise Heming Lecturer Practitioner/Practice Development Nurse, Palliative Care, Salisbury Hospice/Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University
Ann Colmer Team Leader, Community/Hospital Palliative Care Teams, Salisbury Hospice, Salisbury

This article provides an overview of the care required by patients in the last 48-72 hours of life, as well as the support required by carers.

Correspondence dheming@bournemouth.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 10,47-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.11.18.10.47.c3508

Published in print: 19 November 2003

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review