End of Life Care
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
Advance care planning
Updated guidance has been published for the wide range of health professionals who care for people just before and after death.
Only around half of nurses and other frontline clinicians delivering care for people with terminal illnesses believe patients’ needs are being adequately met, according to a new survey.
Latest research: end of life care
Syringe pumps are a vital tool for administering medicine, especially in palliative care. However, nurses must have training before using them to ensure patient safety.
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.
When terminally ill patients are given continuous deep sedation without hydration, should we call it a form of palliative care, or is it in fact slow euthanasia?
Training on spirituality can help mental health professionals meet patients’ spiritual needs by increasing their confidence in addressing the subject
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I like to think that one of the reasons we love the NHS is that the general population in the UK has a sense of fairness that is largely independent of where individuals stand on the political spectrum.
A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.