End of Life Care
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
A “new arm of the NHS” in the form of 5,000 “homecare workers” would be created by Labour were the party to win the general election.
Grief and palliative care experts have today launched a national campaign designed to improve support for bereaved families, after a survey found many had no one to talk to about their loss.
Latest research: end of life care
Health professionals should help patients assess whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be attempted in the event of cardiorespiratory arrest.
Conversations about end-of-life care can be challenging, even for experienced nurses. The Conversation Project has improved staff skills in an acute setting.
When terminally ill patients are given continuous deep sedation without hydration, should we call it a form of palliative care, or is it in fact slow euthanasia?
Training on spirituality can help mental health professionals meet patients’ spiritual needs by increasing their confidence in addressing the subject
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Student nurse, Tracy, learnt a valuable lesson that it can be all too easy to make judgements about quality of life issues when it is not your own life you are considering.
This article is a story that my lovely dad “Tony” wanted told about living and ultimately dying with cancer.