Breaking bad news about transitions to dying: A qualitative exploration of the role of the District Nurse

Conclusions: District Nurses are with patients during their last weeks of life. While other colleagues can avoid breaking bad news of transition to dying, District Nurses have no choice if they are to provide optimal end of life care. While ideally placed to carry out this work, it is complex and they are unprepared for it. They urgently need carefully tailored training in this aspect of their work, to enable them to provide optimal end of life care.

via Breaking bad news about transitions to dying: A qualitative exploration of the role of the District Nurse.

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