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The last hours of life

  • Jennifer Clark
  • Sister Jacinta

Abstract

Robert Twycross in his book The Dying Patient writes ‘Death is probably the loneliest experience any of us will face’ (Twycross, 1975).

Keywords

Palliative Care Death Certificate Spiritual CARE Unconscious Patient Deceased Person 
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References

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Further Reading

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  • Jennifer Clark
  • Sister Jacinta

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