Category list : Palliative care
Stories with this category.
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.
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.
Training on ethics, communication and conflict management should be more widely available to healthcare staff – or even made compulsory – to help avoid distressing disputes about the care of critically ill babies and children, according to new guidance.
One chance to get it right: with specialist support general nurses can provide excellent palliative careSubscription
One news story in Nursing Times particularly attracted my attention this month.
With the End in Mind – How to Live and Die WellSubscription
’Dr Maddix’s creativity and compassion in supporting all the people she cares for to have a more comfortable death is striking’
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.