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End of Life Care

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


New report offers 'blueprint' for future choice in end of life care


Everyone in need of end of life care should have a “named senior clinician” responsible for their care and preferences, according to a report for the government.

Eight signs ‘can predict’ impending death in cancer patients


Researchers say they have identified eight highly specific physical signs that are associated with death within three days in cancer patients.

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Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required


Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Working together on a new end-of-life care plan

Working together on a new end-of-life care plan Subscription Required


Across Cheshire, health professionals and patients have come together to create local end-of-life care plans, aligned with the recently five priorities for care.

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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.

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Launching the Nursing Times app: how Emap listened to the frontline


When the idea of launching a Nursing Times app was floated a few months ago I was cautiously excited.