I'm a 3rd year student nurse and was faced with in interesting situation on my last placement.
A patient asked me to sign his will moments before he was due in theatre (minutes before actually!) I really didn't know what to do about it so I went to the NUM who phoned the social worker for me. I didn't sign it, and the patient went down for theatre as normal.
I need to present a paper about this incident and am struggling to find journal articles with regards to nurses and the signing of wills. Is there anybody who can help shed some light on the subject? I'm not sure what the rules are, whether we can or not infact sign wills, how the patients feel in this situation etc.
Any assistance in pointing me in the right direction would be grafefully appreciated.