Care of patients who have died
Natalie Pattison Nurse researcher, Critical care nursing, Royal Marsden Hospital, London
This article outlines the steps involved in preparing the patient after death–known as last offices. It addresses legal and non-legal issues, religious considerations, hygiene care and aftercare for the family.
Nursing Standard. 22, 28,42-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.03.22.28.42.c6434
Published in print: 19 March 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review