Problems related to the nursing management of the dying patient

Mills, Wilhelmina Drummond (1983) Problems related to the nursing management of the dying patient. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The purpose of the study was to explore the nursing care of the patient who dies in the acute general hospital and to identify constraints relating to this care. The descriptive, exploratory study was conducted in two parts. Non-participant observation was used throughout. During the first phase, the interactions between 193 nurses and 25 patients were studied. The following data were collected - the content of the interaction, the grade of nurse involved, by whom the interaction was initiated and the length of the interaction. During the second phase, the communication between 14 consultants and 22 senior nurses concerning 27 dying patients was explored with reference to - the guidance given on care, active resuscitation intervention possibilities and information conveyed or to be conveyed to the patient and his/her relatives. It is contended that though 'caring' is identified as the major and central role of the nurse (Briggs 1972), the nurse functions within limits prescribed by the medical profession.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Fred Martin
Keywords: Nursing
Date of Award: 1983
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1983-72269
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 15:12
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 15:12

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