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Information on practical procedures following death

14 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the procedures following a death and examines funeral arrangements, including the different types of burial and the cremation process.

Quality of death: humanisation versus medicalisation

01 April 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

A ‘good death’ is a multi-faceted phenomenon whose strands may be difficult to untangle. As a result, end-of-life care presents numerous challenges for nurses and...

Verification of expected death

22 November 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the procedure for the verification of an expected death, as it relates to nursing staff.

Time to go home: assisting families to take their child home following a planned hospital or hospice death

01 December 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Research

During the past decade an increasing number of children whose deaths are planned, have died in their own homes. Smaller numbers die in hospitals and children’s...

Communicating with families about post-mortems: practice guidance

01 February 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

In January 2001 the Chief Medical Officer announced the Public Inquiry (Redfern Report) into post-mortem practice at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool. It was expected...

Time to go home: Assisting families to take their child home following a planned hospital or hospice death

01 December 2002

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

During the past decade an increasing number of children whose deaths are planned, have died in their own homes. Smaller numbers die in hospitals and children’s...

Sudden bereavement in acute care settings

20 October 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This literature review examines best practice in caring for those who have been bereaved suddenly in acute care settings. Theories of bereavement are outlined in...

Care of bereaved parents after sudden infant death

09 June 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

About 340 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in the UK every year (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths 2005a), and one of the recommendations made in the...

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...

Drawings by dying and bereaved children

01 May 2001

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

‘If what children tell us in their drawings awes you and you would rather not have it true, be assured that we too who have worked on them for so many years still...