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End of Life Care

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

Labour to create homecare workers “as new arm of the NHS”

Labour to create homecare workers “as new arm of the NHS”


A “new arm of the NHS” in the form of 5,000 “homecare workers” would be created by Labour were the party to win the general election.

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New campaign focuses on those going through bereavement


Grief and palliative care experts have today launched a national campaign designed to improve support for bereaved families, after a survey found many had no one to talk to about their loss.

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CPR benefits must outweigh the risks

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Health professionals should help patients assess whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be attempted in the event of cardiorespiratory arrest.

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

Starting end-of-life conversations in hospital


Conversations about end-of-life care can be challenging, even for experienced nurses. The Conversation Project has improved staff skills in an acute setting.

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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.

Rise in TB cases has been a painful lesson


In healthcare nothing stands still or stays the same.



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