End of Life Care
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
Advance care planning
Hospices are being called upon to adopt a culture of “rehabilitative palliative care” so they can support patients to “live well” in addition to caring for them in their last days of life.
The proportion of people dying in hospitals in England has decreased over the past 10 years, while deaths at home or in care homes have increased, according to new analysis of official data.
Latest research: end of life care
A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.
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”.
Training on spirituality can help mental health professionals meet patients’ spiritual needs by increasing their confidence in addressing the subject
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‘Originally it is aimed at student nurses but it useful for all nurses in hospice care home setting or newly qualified nurses.’