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End of life care being compromised by lack of nurse training, exclusive survey reveals

Poor discharge planning and lack of funding identified by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie survey as barriers to senior nurses planning end of life care

Poor discharge planning and lack of funding identified by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie survey as barriers to senior nurses planning end of life care

One quarter of UK nurses have never received end of life care training, an exclusive survey by Nursing Management's sister title, Nursing Standard, and terminal illness charity Marie Curie has revealed.

Findings from the exclusive survey of more than 600 UK nurses and healthcare assistants show a wide range of training experiences, and a strong desire for more education.

Almost 90% of respondents said they were involved in caring for dying patients, but only 75% had received training.

The survey also uncovered how end of life care is being compromised by pressures on the NHS.

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