Category list : End-of-life care
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I’ve been working at LOROS Hospice for eight years. It’s my second job since qualifying in 1995. My first role, after completing a nursing degree at Leicester’s De Montfort University, was a nurse in the oncology department at Leicester Royal Infirmary, where I spent 13 years.
A nurse who helped with the complex arrangements for a patient to receive end of life care in her country of origin, having only qualified relatively recently, has been praised for her work by her trust.
I’ve worked in hospice care for more than half of my career. And I think that I was rather naive when I first went into working in the special place that is a hospice.
The expertise of charities that are blazing a trail in community nursing transformation should be harnessed around the decision-making table, health experts have urged.
The current funding model for palliative and end-of-life care is “unsustainable,” a leading charity has warned, after it found 20% of surveyed hospices were cutting services due to financial pressures.
Nursing staff who helped organise a surprise wedding ceremony for a patient undergoing end-of-life care have described how proud they are to be able to “touch patients’ lives”.
Opioid-induced constipation is highly prevalent in patients at the end of life, but the evidence base is not strong enough to determine the best management. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Teams from six wards at three acute trusts have been praised for their efforts to deliver personalised end of life care, including enabling more people to die at home and plan their final days.
Patients at home who are approaching the end-of-life experience substantially better pain relief if they receive specialist palliative care from a nurse, according to researchers.
A hospice in Newcastle upon Tyne has partnered up with a leading charity to provide a specialist dementia nurse to help “transform” vital end of life care and to support families of those with condition.