Confidence in end of life care: Developing the skills you need
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Confidence in end of life care: Developing the skills you need

Ann Gallagher Professor of ethics and care
Amy Dopson Head of continuing professional development
David Brighton Teaching fellow
Caroline Nicholson Professor of palliative care and ageing all, School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey

How a COVID-19 training programe helped staff with little or no experience of end of life care prepare for discussions with patients and providing a good death

Nurses have always played a critical role in the provision of end of life care. But the COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for nursing staff and health and social care services, as well as for patients and families. There are new infection control issues to consider, with carers being both potential patients and carriers, and there are specific COVID-19 symptoms to address.

Nursing Standard. 35, 11, 56-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.11.56.s21

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