How to care for a patient after death in the community

Royal College of Nursing

Educator: Royal College of Nursing
Course Duration: 60 minutes

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This article provides nurses with information about how to care for a patient after death, and support their family and loved ones in the community setting. Care after death involves supporting the family and significant others, and providing personal care to the patient. It is important to ensure privacy, dignity and respect of the deceased and to recognise this is a sensitive and difficult time for families. Staff undertaking care after death should be offered support. Local and national guidelines should be followed.

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