Category list : End of life care
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Upsetting experiences of end of life care, including nurses and doctors refusing or seeming “frightened” to provide pain relief, highlight the need for urgent improvements in symptom management, say researchers.
A new booklet on end of life care in pancreatic cancer has been launched with the aim of helping nurse and other healthcare professionals to support patients and their loved ones.
A hospice provider says it is one of the first in the UK to drop the word “hospice” from its name, in order to challenge fear and misconceptions about its services.
NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of nursing council member Marion Jones.
A Midlands specialist midwife and a charity founder have been asked by the government to lead a national review which could change the law for bereaved families.
The NHS is already struggling to cope with accident and emergency admissions involving patients who are in the last year of their lives and is heading for a “crisis”, a charity has warned.
A respiratory nurse’s reflections on her therapeutic relationship with a patient experiencing intractable breathlessness and on the challenges of ‘being with’ patients at the end of life
The number of health service trusts piloting a new bereavement care pathway for pregnancy and baby loss is to “almost triple”, according to the charity leading the developing of the initiative.
Coronation Street actress and former popstar Kym Marsh is helping launch a new set of awards focusing on nurses and midwives involved in bereavement care for the parents of babies that have died.
A charity has called for “greater dialogue” between healthcare professionals and families about what to expect, and what they can do, as the death of someone close approaches.