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Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

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IGLESIAS, M.L.  y  LAFUENTE, A.. Care for the dying patient in emergency departments. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2010, vol.33, suppl.1, pp.173-191. ISSN 1137-6627.

The aim of this article is to provide professionals in the hospital emergency departments with sufficient tools to face, according to the organisation and possibilities of each hospital, the admission of patients in the final days of life. It is primordial to provide a professional, technical and human environment based on concepts, attitudes and skills that make it possible to deal with the demands of comfort and the emotional and psycho-social requirements generated by these situations.

Palabras clave : Death; Emergency care; Palliative care; Ethics; Nursing; Agony; Communication; Terminal illness; Caregivers.

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