End of Life Care
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
Community nurses may be being put under pressure to probe frail and elderly patients on their end of life wishes without the right support and training, say palliative care experts.
Patients are being asked whether they would agree to a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order by district nurses they have not met before, it has been claimed.
Latest research: end of life care
New guidance on end-of-life care, replacing the controversial Liverpool Pathway, focuses on involving and supporting patients in their final days and hours
Nurses are increasingly likely to encounter patients with advanced liver disease and have a vital role in improving end-of-life care for this group
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?
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‘This book will appeal to a number of health professionals including mental health practitioners who work with cancer, oncological nurses, clinical specialists and those wishing to broaden their insights beyond the bio medical model of care. ‘
The increase in liver disease is startling with it now being the fifth biggest killer in England and Wales with around a 25% increase in deaths in the last decade.