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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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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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Ebola is not just 'somebody else's problem'

29-Sep-2014

The horrifying ebola epidemic currently running out of control in West Africa seemed a distant problem not too long ago.

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