The legal options open to nurses when patients are ready to die

Kendall-Raynor, Petra
October 2011
Nursing Standard;10/26/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p14
Trade Publication
Guidance from the RCN sets out how nurses should respond when a patient raises the issue of assisted suicide. Petra Kendall-Raynor reports. INSET: What to do when someone asks for assistance to die.


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