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End of Life Care

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



Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

First acute hospitals achieve ‘gold standard’ for end of life care

27-Mar-2015

Acute wards in Exeter and Lancaster have become the first in the UK to be recognised for their care for patients nearing the end of their lives by a gold standards framework supported by regulators.

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Palliative care in nursing homes linked to managers’ knowledge

23-Mar-2015

Better end of life care is observed in nursing homes where palliative care knowledge is greater among senior staff, according to US research.

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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.

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required

23-Feb-2015

Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

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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.

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Voluntary services should supplement care, not replace it

23-Mar-2015

It was not a big surprise to me to read that mental health budgets have fallen by 8% in real terms during the term of this government.

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