Category list : Palliative care
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GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie.
Improvements to out-of-hours palliative care are urgently needed to protect people from harm and unnecessary suffering, researchers have warned.
A hospital in Oswestry is set to provide a national end-of-life care initiative to support patients in their final days of life and their families into bereavement.
Nursing shortages mean dying patients at a London trust do not always get the best care, Care Quality Commission inspectors have warned.
Researchers in London are aspiring to create a “step-change” in dementia care through an innovative study funded by a record-breaking grant.
National funding for children’s hospices is to rise by as much as £25m a year, NHS England has announced today.
An NHS leader, who is a registered nurse and health visitor, has been appointed as a new trustee for an end-of-life care provider in West Essex and East Hertfordshire.
A nursing team in London has done the “out of the ordinary” by helping a terminally ill patient to fulfil a final wish of going to the stay at the seaside with his family.
This last article in a three-part series examines the law and case law on difficult decisions in end-of-life care, such as discontinuing life-sustaining treatment
A hospice in North East England has received national recognition for its “pioneering” use of technology to prevent pressure ulcers.
Researchers have published the first set of indicators intended to specially help measure the quality and impact of palliative day services across the UK.
This second article in a series of three explores the legal issues around medical decision making in children and young people who are approaching the end of life
Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, according to researchers in Surrey.
Rose geranium oil may help tackle a painful nasal condition that is an unpleasant side effect of chemotherapy, suggest a new small-scale study from the US.
This article, the first in a three-part series, explores some of the legal issues nurses may face when caring for adults at the end of life. It outlines the legal mechanisms that help nurses support their patients’ wishes
The stress of nursing the terminally ill is one of the themes of a new play about two teenagers who meet in a hospice.
A large retrospective study by the National Institute for Health Research has found nationwide variation in the timing of referral to hospice care. Older people were referred closer to death than younger people
This article provides an overview of malignant hypercalcaemia, its aetiology, relationship with cancer, prognosis, symptoms and treatment. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
’This book is aimed at professionals with a special interest in palliative care’