INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: Breaking bad news
JOY UFEMA RN, MS

$3.95
Nursing2014
January 2005 
Volume 35  Number 1
Pages 22 - 23
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT
© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 35(1)             January 2005             pp 22-23 Breaking bad news [INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: HOSPITAL VISITORS]

UFEMA, JOY RN, MS

I'm a medical/surgical nurse at a university medical center. Two times last month I had to deal with a visitor who arrived after a patient had died. In both cases, the family had left and the body had been taken to the morgue. I didn't know what to do or say, beyond suggesting that the visitor telephone the family. How should I respond if this happens again? —H.G., WASH.

The situation you describe is certainly difficult for staff. But imagine how the unsuspecting visitor feels when she's asked to “wait here please” while the staff scurries about whispering, “What should I tell her?” Even worse, imagine she arrives at the patient's room unannounced, only to find ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles Recommended Nursing Articles

Meeting the Needs of Family Members of ICU Patients
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, October/December 2014
Free access will expire on December 22, 2014.


Dealing with the specter of phantom limb pain
Nursing2014 , November 2014
Free access will expire on December 8, 2014.


The Power of Nursing Peer Review
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, November 2014
Free access will expire on December 8, 2014.


More Recommended Articles

Subscribe to Recommended Articles

Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events