Title

A personal reflection: A final embrace

Author Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article, Non peer-reviewed

Publication Date

11-1-2008

Abstract

Some simple nursing interventions can have extraordinarily therapeutic results for patients and families. A man was transferred to our intensive care unit after suffering a devastating head injury. Knowing he would not survive, I felt that his wife needed the opportunity to lie beside him one more time. Her response prompted me to write this in hopes of enlightening other nurses who may, for whatever reason, be reticent to try this approach to healing.

Publication ISSN

0884-8734

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