Effects of patient death on nursing staff: a literature review.

  title={Effects of patient death on nursing staff: a literature review.},
  author={Janet Wilson and Marilyn N. Kirshbaum},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={20 9},
UNLABELLED There were 509090 deaths recorded in England and Wales for 2008 (Office for National Statistics, 2010); of these, over 56% (260000) occurred in NHS hospitals. The death of a patient is an event that most, if not all, nursing staff will encounter during their work. This experience can elicit physical, cognitive, behavioural, spiritual and emotional responses (Parkes, 1998). AIM The aim of this literature review is to explore how the death of patients in a hospital setting impact on… CONTINUE READING

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