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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.


Most hospices are ‘good’ or better, finds regulator


The majority of hospices in England are caring for and supporting people in a compassionate way at the end of their lives, according to the Care Quality Commission.

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Dying at home leads to ‘more peace and less grief’


Cancer patients who die at home experience more peace but not more pain that those who die in hospital, according to UK researchers.

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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.

Palliative Care within Mental Health Care and Practice

Palliative Care within Mental Health Care and Practice

‘I think this book is a useful read for all adult and mental health nurses however to gain the most from it I believe the reader needs to have had some experience of the care of people at the latter end of their lives.’

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'Can practice nurses really offer holistic care?'


Probably the greatest benefit to patients that nurses provide is their holistic focus. Other health professionals deal with specific aspects of patients’ needs, but nurses see the whole patient, and consider that patient’s needs from every angle. In fact, it’s the ability to provide holistic care that attracts many people to join the profession.

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