Care of the dying patient: the last hours or days of life.

@article{Ellershaw2003CareOT,
  title={Care of the dying patient: the last hours or days of life.},
  author={John Ellershaw and Chris Ward},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2003},
  volume={326 7379},
  pages={30-4}
}
The impact of death in our society is easily underestimated. National events sometimes provide a timely reminder of the power and influence of a dignified death and the profound effect it has on the family and those close to the person who has died. Evidence based guidelines now exist to help with the care of people who are dying, including guidelines for symptom control, psychosocial support, and bereavement care. None the less, highly publicised cases continue to occur of patients dying in… CONTINUE READING