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Hilary Walsgrove Nurse Practitioner/Lecturer Practitioner, Women’s Health Unit, Royal Bournemouth Hospital/Bournemouth University

Hysterectomy is often thought of as a last resort, but it is a common operation and there are many reasons why it is carried out. The author looks at these and discusses the different surgical procedures and nursing care for patients undergoing hysterectomy.

Nursing Standard. 15, 29,47-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.

Published in print: 04 April 2001