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End of Life Care

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

Terminally ill 'need 24/7 support'

Terminally ill patients 'need 24/7 support', says charity


Terminally ill people and their families are being left “scared, alone and desperate for help” because most areas in England do not provide round-the-clock care for those dying at home, a charity has claimed.

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Future shortage of specialist nurses ‘threatens care of dying people’


The care of dying patients could be put at risk due to the growing recruitment crisis in nursing, warns a new report published by the National Council for Palliative 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.

A good death

A good death? Law and Ethics in Practice

‘It would be an excellent text book for student healthcare professionals wanting to get a better insight into the complexities that surround end of life care decisions.’

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What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?


It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.

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