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End-of-life care: a good death

End-of-life care: a good death


Polly Moffat
Supervising Editor
Nursing in Practice

Primary care nurses, particularly those working in the community, are well placed to hold conversations with patients and families about death and dying

The UK population is ageing, and more people are living longer with long-term conditions. As a result, the concept of end-of-life care has gained greater recognition in recent years, and this is exemplified by the UK government’s End of Life Care Strategy, published in 2008.1

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