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End of Life Care

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



Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

First acute hospitals achieve ‘gold standard’ for end of life care

27-Mar-2015

Acute wards in Exeter and Lancaster have become the first in the UK to be recognised for their care for patients nearing the end of their lives by a gold standards framework supported by regulators.

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Palliative care in nursing homes linked to managers’ knowledge

23-Mar-2015

Better end of life care is observed in nursing homes where palliative care knowledge is greater among senior staff, according to US research.

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There are critical differences between the two most commonly used syringe pumps

Safe practice in syringe pump management Subscription Required

30-Mar-2015

Syringe pumps are a vital tool for administering medicine, especially in palliative care. However, nurses must have training before using them to ensure patient safety.

Close contact with animals can improve the wellbeing of older people with dementia

Improving dementia care with the Eden Alternative Subscription Required

16-Mar-2015

The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that encourages nurses to empower care home residents by recognising what they are able to do and engaging them in activities.

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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.

Kathryn Godfrey

'Some good news for care of the older person'

30-Mar-2015

It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.

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