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The Psychology of Dying and the Emotions it May Bring

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Terminally ill patients can, at times, provide a challenge to nurses, more so because of physical disability caused by disease progression. However, it was in the last four days of a patient's life that psychological aspects began to challenge my nursing skills in a way that I had never experienced.

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Terminally ill patients can, at times, provide a challenge to nurses, more so because of physical disability caused by disease progression. However, it was in the last four days of a particular patient's life that psychological aspects began to challenge my nursing skills in a way that I had never experienced before.

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Sandra Dash
Sandra Dash began her nursing career in 1993 in New South Wales working in trauma, orthopaedics and ICU. Sandra then spent the next 9 years working in the Northern Territory, NSW and Victoria with the Australian Defence Force. During this time she found her beginning in Nursing Education, teaching at both University and TAFE levels earning a Master’s of Health Science (Nursing Education). In 2010, Sandra moved to Queensland and began the most rewarding career in palliative care, through which she has not only cared for people at a distressing time in their life, but has also been able to continue her passion for education.
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