The legal status of the term ‘next of kin’
Emma James Nurse practitioner/community matron, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust, Penryn
Marc A Cornock Lecturer in law, Centre for Law, The Open University, Milton Keynes
This article seeks to define the term ‘next of kin’ and to determine whether there is any legal status applied to the term.
Nursing Standard. 22, 44,45-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.44.45.c6588
Published in print: 09 July 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review