The RCN has published revised guidance for nursing staff on how to respond to requests from patients related to assisted suicide.
Nurses, hospice staff and representatives from interested organisations attended a conference in Birmingham exploring end-of life issues.
RCN professional lead for end of life care Amanda Cheesley has been highlighting the vital role of nurses in end of life care in response to a new audit led by the Royal College of Physicians.
Greater focus on care of dying people needed and staff education is key to improving care, says RCN Scotland as new resources for staff are published.
Nurses from the Eastern region have expressed concerns about the standards of end-of-life care being given to children and young people