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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


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

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...

Management of procedures and reactions following first aid

18 November 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Registered nurses may fear that offering first aid will expose them to legal action and emotional stress. The final article of this series emphasises the importance...

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...