Clinical placements

Proud moment I enabled dying patient to see her sister

When nursing student Emma Garwood cared for a patient nearing the end of her life, she made sure that the patient’s sister, who was in the same hospital, could be with her when she died
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When nursing student Emma Garwood cared for a patient nearing the end of her life, she made sure that the patient’s sister, who was in the same hospital, could be with her when she died

The final placement of my first year was on a cardiology ward where most of the patients were older people.

One of the patients I helped care for was a lady I will call Elsie, who was nearing the end of her life. Elsie’s family had been called and were sat around her bedside. I introduced myself as the nursing student who would be helping to care for Elsie that day, and told them I would try my best to provide anything they needed at this sad time.

Elsie’s family told me her sister was on another ward in the hospital. They said Elsie and her

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