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RCN updates guidance on ‘I want to die’ requestsSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing has published revised guidelines for nurses and healthcare assistants on how to respond to requests from patients related to assisted suicide.
New guidance on end of life care calls for an individualised approach, with hydration maintained where possible, in order to avoid the mistakes of the Liverpool Care Pathway.
The mistakes of the past in the care of dying patients could be repeated if staff are forced to rely on formal processes rather than focusing on outcomes and informed judgment, warn researchers.
A new senior nurse role has been created at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to focus on training nursing staff about end of life care.
Nurses have hit back against suggestions in the national media that they were leaving end of life care patients so dehydrated they were resorting to sucking water from sponges.
Patients in their last days of life should be encouraged to drink “if they wish to and are able to”, according to new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Nurses and other clinicians must receive tailored training to address the lack of confidence and skills they have in raising end of life issues with patients, a report by the Commons’ health select committee has said.
The Commons’ health select committee is today launching its latest inquiry into end of life care, in the wake of the controversy over the now withdrawn Liverpool Care Pathway.
Clinicians are continuing to use the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway for end of life, despite a major review concluding it should be scrapped last year, Nursing Times has been told.
An ethical defence of the Liverpool Care PathwaySubscription
A recent review of end-of-life care recommended phasing out the Liverpool Care Pathway despite finding that, when properly used, it is a model of good practice