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4 Provision for Patients to Receive Copies of Their Clinical Letters from Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialists
  1. Jo Carby
  1. Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Wigan

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Introduction: Patients have the right to receive copies of their clinical letters (Department of Health, 2000). However, our team of palliative care nurse specialists (PCNSs) were anxious that this may lead to patient distress. Although there are papers available considering copying patients into letters written by palliative care physicians, little attention is given relating to …

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