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Witnessing the slow death of my father


The aim of this section is to provide a forum for healthcare professionals and others to describe their experiences (good or substandard) of the death of a friend or family member. The objective is to highlight for readers examples of nursing/multidisciplinary management during the dying process in order to encourage reflective practice. The authors will remain anonymous in order to protect confidentiality. This narrative describes a daughter’s perspective of witnessing the slow and painful death of her father, who was being cared for in a care home specialising in dementia.

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