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Dying at home: not enough community staff to support a good death, nurses say

Survey highlights ‘perfect storm’ of too few staff and more end of life care at home

Nursing Standard-Marie Curie annual survey highlights ‘perfect storm’ of too few staff available and more end of life care at home

  • Annual survey by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie reveals stark picture of the end of life journey for many during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Some respondents describe community nursing services being overwhelmed, putting pressure on families to care for loved ones
  • More nursing staff with end of life skills are needed to care for an increasing number of people dying at home

Exhausted nurses have warned that there simply aren’t enough staff to care for growing numbers of people dying at home, putting pressure on families to care for loved ones.

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