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End of Life Care

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

End of Life Care Twitter discussion with Marie Curie


At 4pm on Tuesday 12 May we'll be joined on Twitter by end-of-life care experts from Marie Curie UK.

This area of care is relevant to all nurses and we are inviting all our readers to join in, share their experiences and ask questions

You can email your questions to or join in using #NTtwitchat

Follow @NursingTimes and @MarieCurieEOLC

Advance care planning video

Overview of Advance Care Planning: Video

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

Hospice care linked to less depression in relatives  


The spouses of patients receiving hospice report fewer depression symptoms than those of patients receiving end of life care in other settings, according to a US study.

Elderly in man in bed with health worker tending to him

Link between admission rate and disability at end of life


A high number of hospital admissions in the last year of life is linked with increasing disability in older patients, which may influence palliative care discussions, according to a US study.

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RSS feed for Latest research: end of life care

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Perceptions of a "good death" in acute hospitals Subscription Required


Many nurses think hospital is not the best place to die, so it is important that they know how best to ensure patients and families experience a “good death”.

Patients with IPF benefit from ambulatory oxygen therapy during and after activity

Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis: care standards Subscription Required


New NICE quality standards for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis aim to improve care standards for all patients diagnosed with this progressive and life-limiting condition.

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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.

'Let's realise the potential of our practice nurses'


I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.

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