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Title: Problems arising when caring for a dying patient with cancer: reflection on a critical incident.
Authors: Charalambous, Andreas 
Papastavrou, Evridiki 
Keywords: Article;Attitude to Death;Human;Neoplasm;Terminal care;Attitude to Death;Humans;Neoplasms;Terminal care
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier B.V
Source: International journal of palliative nursing. Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2009, Pages 198-202
Abstract: Within health care, a critical incident is an event or circumstance involving a patient, their family or nurse, which has an important effect on the final outcome. Critical incidents can therefore only be identified retrospectively. The incident may have a positive effect or, conversely, it may be something that causes harm or suffering. While reflection and analysis of critical incidents is widely regarded as a valuable learning tool for nurses, its use in palliative care has not received such extensive acceptance. This paper uses the critical incident technique as a means of structured reflection to discuss the problems facing student nurses in the healthcare system of Cyprus when caring for a dying patient. It draws upon the relevant literature to examine specific problems faced by student nurses when dealing with patients with cancer.
Rights: © 2009 Elsevier B.V
Type: Article
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