Category list : End-of-life care
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This second article in a series of three explores the legal issues around medical decision making in children and young people who are approaching the end of life
Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, according to researchers in Surrey.
’This book is aimed at carers who are caring for people living with dementia’
This article, the first in a three-part series, explores some of the legal issues nurses may face when caring for adults at the end of life. It outlines the legal mechanisms that help nurses support their patients’ wishes
The stress of nursing the terminally ill is one of the themes of a new play about two teenagers who meet in a hospice.
A large retrospective study by the National Institute for Health Research has found nationwide variation in the timing of referral to hospice care. Older people were referred closer to death than younger people
This article provides an overview of malignant hypercalcaemia, its aetiology, relationship with cancer, prognosis, symptoms and treatment. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days.
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
A charity leader has said end-of-life care services are “more important than ever” after new figures revealed death rates in England are on a steep incline.