End of Life Care
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
Everyone in need of end of life care should have a “named senior clinician” responsible for their care and preferences, according to a report for the government.
Researchers say they have identified eight highly specific physical signs that are associated with death within three days in cancer patients.
Latest research: end of life care
Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.
Across Cheshire, health professionals and patients have come together to create local end-of-life care plans, aligned with the recently five priorities for care.
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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This article is a story that my lovely dad “Tony” wanted told about living and ultimately dying with cancer.