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End of Life Care

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



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Community nurses under pressure over end of life chats

9-Sep-2014

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.

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Relatives concerned over 'do not resuscitate' questionnaire

Relatives concerned over 'do not resuscitate' questionnaire

20-Aug-2014

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.

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Getting the priorities right in end-of-life care

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1-Aug-2014

New guidance on end-of-life care, replacing the controversial Liverpool Pathway, focuses on involving and supporting patients in their final days and hours

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Nursing care for  end-stage liver disease

Nursing care for end-stage liver disease Subscription Required

11-Jul-2014

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

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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.

The Topic of Cancer

The Topic of Cancer

‘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. ‘

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Liver disease could become a bigger killer than heart disease

22-Sep-2014

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.

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