Preparation of the Patient, Family and Staff for Imminent Death on a Coronary Care Unit

  • Ginette Ferszt
  • Phyllis Taylor


In Ecclesiates 3 it is written, “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to weep. A time to sew and a time to reap....”This passage beautifully describes the balance of living, a balance drastically disturbed by unexpected death, which is often experienced as a psychological crisis.


Health Care Team Support Person Unexpected Death Emotional Pain Family Meeting 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston/Dordrecht/Lancaster 1985

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  • Ginette Ferszt
  • Phyllis Taylor

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