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End of Life Care

News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists



Advance care planning video

Overview of Advance Care Planning: Video

Watch our video which gives an overview of Advance Care Planning.

New guidance emphasises need for training in 'care after death'

New guidance emphasises need for training in 'care after death'

23-Apr-2015

Updated guidance has been published for the wide range of health professionals who care for people just before and after death.

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‘Care for terminally ill failing to meet patient needs’ say frontline staff

8-Apr-2015

Only around half of nurses and other frontline clinicians delivering care for people with terminal illnesses believe patients’ needs are being adequately met, according to a new survey.

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Latest research: end of life care

There are critical differences between the two most commonly used syringe pumps

Safe practice in syringe pump management Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015

Syringe pumps are a vital tool for administering medicine, especially in palliative care. However, nurses must have training before using them to ensure patient safety.

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Close contact with animals can improve the wellbeing of older people with dementia

Improving dementia care with the Eden Alternative Subscription Required

16-Mar-2015

The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that encourages nurses to empower care home residents by recognising what they are able to do and engaging them in activities.

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Audit of NHS care for the dying published

Audit of NHS care for the dying published

“Thousands of patients are “dying badly” in NHS hospitals every year,” The Independent reports.

'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'

20-Apr-2015

A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

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