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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.

Hospices encouraged to adopt ‘rehabilitation approach’


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.

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Talking with patients about their desired end-of-life care will ensure a better death

Deaths at home increase as hospital mortality rates drop


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.

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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 and End of Life Care in Nursing

Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

‘Originally it is aimed at student nurses but it useful for all nurses in hospice care home setting or newly qualified nurses.’

more book reviews

Does mandatory training have to be boring?


In his book Do No Harm retired neurosurgeon Henry Marsh described the irritation of taking time away from his work to sit though mandatory training.

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