End of Life Care Nursing
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
A report by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has identified the need to provide better access to end-of-life care for people with cardiovascular diseases
Narratives from the Francis reports can guide the implementation of ethical leadership and improve the organisational culture of the NHS
Most people living in care homes will die there. This article reveals the factors influencing good-quality end-of-life care from the perspectives of residents, relatives and staff
As the majority of patients with urological cancers die in hospital, urology and continence nurses have an important role to play in the end-of-life care team
Providing services to meet need rather than by specialty could mean patients receive better services and would be a more efficient use of NHS resources
The quality of end-of-life care for the terminally ill depends on “arbitrary” factors such as disease, age and geographical location, according to a new report.
Less than half of all terminally ill patients are placed on the nationally recommended Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP), new research has revealed.
A doctor is calling for worldwide consensus on how death is diagnosed because of improvements in medical science.
The number of “avoidable deaths” has declined but still accounts for almost a quarter of fatalities, figures suggest.
People are increasingly leaving it “too late” to face their own mortality, experts said, after figures suggest that many older people think death is “too far off”.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have called for more training and education in end of life care for health professionals in light of the ongoing controversy surrounding the Liverpool Care Pathway.
NHS Wales nurses delivering palliative care are to receive improved training plus better people support and end of life communication skills.
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