Journal of Professional Nursing

Care of the Dying - A Great Challenge 

Leona Hepburn, RGON, Gisborne Palliative Care Service 

Reference:  Hepburn, L. (1987). Care of the Dying – A Great Challenge. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 3(1), 11-16.


This paper introduces the Gisborne Palliative Care Service, reflecting on its beginnings, its operation, and its ongoing work.  It also provides details of a research study undertaken after the first one hundred patients.  The format for this study was designed, and the figures collated, by Dr. James Carstens. 

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