Category list : Palliative care
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A hospital trust in Kent has worked with a local hospice to improve end of life care by introducing a new symbol to alert staff when a patient is expected to die soon or has just died.
A group of student nurses developed a wish list to prompt patients and health professionals to have conversations about end-of-life care
The NHS in England is to become first healthcare system in the world to publish data on the number of “avoidable” deaths that occur in healthcare settings, the government has announced.
The level of community-based support from hospices has risen year-on-year, a new report shows.
Hospices in England and Wales will be able to offer funeral services direct to families for the first time with the launch of a franchise scheme that could help bolster funding for vital end of life care.
A paediatric palliative care model pioneered by a hospice charity in Scotland should be extended across the country, according to a new report.
A Colchester ward sister is setting up a group of volunteers to make blankets for patients who are nearing the end of their lives and also to reduce loneliness among the knitters themselves.
A new mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist has been appointed to support the high number of patients with the condition across Merseyside and Cheshire.
Emma Bleasdale, from the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, was named “nurse of the year” last night at the Nursing Times Awards.
Appointing a palliative care team nurse to coordinate fast-track discharges at the end of life can help ensure patients can be cared for, and die, in their preferred place