Coping with patient death: placement advice for nursing students
Preparing for what happens when a patient dies is an important step before clinical placement. We answer common questions on supporting families and care after death
When we ask our students what they think they might find challenging or difficult to deal with during their nursing studies, a common response is ‘someone dying’.
Death is a subject that most people feel uneasy about, and nursing students are no exception. Questions such as ‘How should I react?’, ‘What should I say?’ and ‘How will I cope?’ are common.
Tackling issues that concern students before their clinical placements
We tackle these questions in the first few weeks of training at the University of South Wales, with the aim of removing some
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