‘Decimated’ nursing teams affect end of life care quality
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‘Decimated’ nursing teams affect end of life care quality

Erin Dean , Freelance health writer

Lack of community care staff and funding means nine out of ten nurses have seen dying patients stranded in hospital, a survey has revealed

An exclusive survey of more than 600 nurses and healthcare assistants by Nursing Standard and terminal illness charity Marie Curie highlights how overstretched community nurses are struggling to provide end of life care.

Primary Health Care. 28, 3, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.3.8.s7

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