Rule-Breaking Nurses Helped This Dying Man Get His Final Wish

They ignored hospital regulations for just a few hours.

With the permission of the patient and his family, a group of nurses at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark granted a dying man his .

After learning he had an , Carsten Flemming Hansen, 75, was told he was too sick to operate on. He only . In the hopes of giving him a "dignified" death, Hansen's nurses agreed to help him break the hospital's regulations. data-width=\"800\"">

Hospital staff wheeled Hansen's bed onto his balcony, where they allowed him to smoke a cigarette and have a . He and his family watched a final sunset over Aarhus Bay together while he enjoyed his treats.

The hospital hasn't updated its Facebook followers about Hansen's health, but in the meantime it's been showered with appreciation for its : around 70,000 likes and thousands of sweet comments.

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