End of Life Care Nursing
News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists
Narratives from the Francis reports can guide the implementation of ethical leadership and improve the organisational culture of the NHS
Most people living in care homes will die there. This article reveals the factors influencing good-quality end-of-life care from the perspectives of residents, relatives and staff
As the majority of patients with urological cancers die in hospital, urology and continence nurses have an important role to play in the end-of-life care team
Providing services to meet need rather than by specialty could mean patients receive better services and would be a more efficient use of NHS resources
Effective pain management with opioids requires a dynamic approach with a focus on good communication skills as well as ongoing assessment of the patient.
People are increasingly leaving it “too late” to face their own mortality, experts said, after figures suggest that many older people think death is “too far off”.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have called for more training and education in end of life care for health professionals in light of the ongoing controversy surrounding the Liverpool Care Pathway.
NHS Wales nurses delivering palliative care are to receive improved training plus better people support and end of life communication skills.
Hospices across England providing end of life care for children and adults have been given a share of £60m government funding to improve care environments and settings.
The chief nurse at a trust in the north west of England has returned to her nursing roots by swapping her NHS role for a post with Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Concerns have been raised that some bodies introduced under the NHS reforms have not considered the needs of dying people.
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, has launched a free support booklet for bereaved grandparents.
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This article describes the definitions, goals and principles of palliative care nursing, and the diversity and challenges of providing this care