The legal status of the term ‘next of kin’
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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

Correspondence

M.A.Cornock@open.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review