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Criteria for initiating end of life treatment in cancer critical care

11 May 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

As survival rates for patients with cancer improve, more patients are accessing critical care. This article explores the background to decisions to admit to critical...

Care of patients who have died

19 March 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the steps involved in preparing the patient after death–known as last offices. It addresses legal and non-legal issues, religious...

Caring for patients after death

27 August 2008

Nursing Standard


Caring for a patient who has died is the final act that a nurse will carry out for a patient. Traditionally steeped in ritual, and often referred to as last offices,...

Supporting patients recovering after discharge from critical care

01 February 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Cancer patients who survive a stay in critical care have unique needs in the recovery period as a result of possible ongoing treatment and the effects of the...

Information and psychosocial needs of families of patients with cancer in critical care units

08 July 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

A cancer diagnosis and treatment trajectory can have a significant effect not only on the patient but also on his or her family. Similarly, an admission to critical...