End of Life Care
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
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.
Dr Sally Lawton has been appointed as a visiting professor of palliative care nursing at Robert Gordon University’s school of nursing and midwifery.
Latest research: end of life care
Nurses often play a key role in administering medicines from anticipatory prescriptions to patients near the end of life. This article summarises a study of their experiences
Palliative care helps people with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die.
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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Student nurse, Tracy, learnt a valuable lesson that it can be all too easy to make judgements about quality of life issues when it is not your own life you are considering.
This article is a story that my lovely dad “Tony” wanted told about living and ultimately dying with cancer.
‘The need to tell our story in whatever way we can is part of being human and Nigel Hartley demonstrates with great wisdom, sometimes humour and always respect and dignity, just how powerful and important this role is.’