Tag Archives: EOL

What We Know Now 2013: End of Life Care (Public Health England / NEoLCIN)

Summary This Public Health England / National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) report summarises research during the past year from a range of organisations and charities. There remain large variations in the proportion of deaths in hospital between local … Continue reading

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Integrated Care for People with Complex Chronic Conditions: Research Summary (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report summarises the findings from a 2-year research project (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) which involved looking at five UK-based programmes delivering coordinated care for people with long-term and complex needs. The aim has … Continue reading

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Midhurst Macmillan Service: Community-Based Specialist Palliative Care Service (King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) is examining co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions though a series of five case studies. The project involves looking into different approaches to care co-ordination in primary … Continue reading

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Caring for Carers (Cambridge University / National Association for Hospice at Home)

Summary Most people would prefer to die at home rather than in a hospital, and it is family members or friends who make this possible. When involved in end-of-life care, unpaid carers are often in an unfamiliar and stressful position. A tool … Continue reading

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Transforming Health Care: Ten Priorities for Commissioners (King’s Fund)

Summary This paper outlines priorities for commissioners in the NHS, with a view to changes to the healthcare system from April 2013. “The ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic diseases require a strong re-orientation away from the current emphasis on acute and episodic care towards … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Palliative Approach and Care Continuity for People with Dementia: Study Protocol (BMC Palliative Care)

Summary This paper covers a trialed strategy for developing a high quality palliative approach to care for people with dementia close to death. The consideration of processes and outcomes, across the two state based settings, identified barriers and facilitators to … Continue reading

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National End of Life Care Programme Newsletter: Issue 46, June 2012 (NEoLCP)

Summary Topics covered in this newsletter include: Focus on dignity. The National Dignity Council’s 10-point Dignity Challenge. The ABCD of dignity care: Attitude, Behaviour, Compassion, Dialogue. A West Sussex project into the spiritual needs at the end of life. Two … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People With Dementia Living in Care Homes (SCIE Research Briefing 40)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) research briefing examines the care provided in care homes to people with dementia … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People With Dementia Living in Care Homes (SCIE, At a Glance No.59)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) “At a glance” briefing summarises findings from the Research Briefing No. 40: “End … Continue reading

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Guideline on Prescribing Opioids in Palliative Care (NICE Clinical Guideline CG140)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a clinical guideline on prescribing of strong opioids for pain in the palliative care of adults. This guideline covers first-line treatment for patients assessed as requiring pain relief … Continue reading

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