A mother’s eulogy inspires nurse’s campaign on sepsis care
A mother’s eulogy after her young son’s death from sepsis inspired nurse Joan Pons Laplana to lead a campaign that has speeded up treatment
Joan Pons Laplana. Picture: Neil O’Connor
I met Adam Bojelian in December 2014. Although cerebral palsy had deprived him of his sight and movement, he wasn’t letting that get in the way of enjoying life. At the age of 11, he was already a published poet and had a great sense of humour and quick wit.
When Adam passed away suddenly the following March I was in shock. He died of sepsis after a catalogue of errors meant there was a long delay in starting treatment.
Listening to Adam’s mum talk at his funeral made my heart sink. This moving feedback has provided a new direction to my career. That day I promised to do whatever I could to achieve...
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