Category list : Palliative care
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Do end of life care pathways improve symptoms and quality of life for patients and families?Subscription
End of life care pathways standardise care of the dying and guide nurses. This Cochrane review aimed to explore whether following them ensures patients receive care that provides comfort and dignity
“Cancer patients may be offered new hope in the form of a harmless virus which can reverse even apparently untreatable forms of the disease,” The Daily Telegraph has claimed.
Nurses are increasingly likely to encounter patients with advanced liver disease and have a vital role in improving end-of-life care for this group
A new framework on end of life care has been drawn up by a group of statutory health bodies which is hoped will spur clinical commissioning groups and health and well-being boards to make this type of care a priority in local areas.
Martha Stewart, BSc (Hons), BA, RN, DN
Stress makes wounds heal slowerSubscription
Stress and anxiety can make it more difficult for wounds to heal, new research has shown.
While imminent changes to the law are unlikely, the issue of assisted dying is not going to go away
Changes in the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 that came into force this year have enabled appropriately qualified nurses to independently prescribe controlled drugs (CDs), mix controlled drugs with another medicine, and use CDs in patient group directions.
Well planned and delivered end-of-life care is shaped by the patient’s life and personality.
Palliative care is widely accepted as best practice end-of-life care and is concerned with promoting and maintaining the best possible quality of life.