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
Palliative care helps people with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die.
A recent review of end-of-life care recommended phasing out the Liverpool Care Pathway despite finding that, when properly used, it is a model of good practice
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‘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.’