When last offices are more than just a white sheet

Nyatanga, Brian; de Vocht, Hilde
September 2009
British Journal of Nursing;9/24/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 17, p1028
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses aspects of a 2008 publication "End of Life Care Strategy," by the British Department of Health, which encourages people to talk openly about death and dying. He offers an overview of what happens during last offices, which is care given to a body after death has been pronounced, five benefits to performing them, including the acknowledgment of the reality of death, and the ethical obligations of those performing last offices.


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