Guidance for staff responsible for care after death (last offices) – NHS National Nurse Consultant Group (Palliative Care) – April 2011

Posted on April 14, 2011. Filed under: Nursing, Palliative Care | Tags: |

Guidance for staff responsible for care after death (last offices) – NHS National Nurse Consultant Group (Palliative Care)

Developed by the National End of Life Care Programme and National Nurse Consultant Group (Palliative Care)
The Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Nursing

“The nurses’ role at the end of life extends beyond death to provide care for the deceased person and support to their family and carers. The physical care given by nurses following death in hospitals has traditionally been referred to as ‘last offices’. However, in this guidance we refer to ‘care after death’, a term more befitting of our multi-cultural society.”   …continues

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