Tag Archives: Hospice Care

Quality of Death Index: UK End-Of-Life Care Second To None? (BBC News / EIU / NHS England / CQC / National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership)

Summary A comparative study of palliative care across 80 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit has declared that end-of-life care in the UK can be ranked the best in the world. The UK was ranked first due to comprehensive national … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, CQC: Care Quality Commission, End of Life Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, International, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

End-of-Life Care: Under-Recognition of People With Dementia? (BBC News / Marie Curie Cancer Care)

Summary A report by Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Alzheimer’s Society asserts that dementia sufferers may not always get the quality of care needed, possibly because their condition is not recognised sufficiently (at a societal level and in commissioning … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Alzheimer's Society, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Care Homes Can Learn From Alternative Residential Care Settings (JRF)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation review explores learning from: (a) care in residential services for children and young people, (b) residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and (c) hospice care. The report explores the possibility of … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2014 (Alzheimer’s Association / Lancet)

Summary A recent report from the US Alzheimer’s Association provides a statistical summary of United States data concerning Alzheimer’s Disease. While this report is geared primarily to the United States it is of wider interest internationally for a review of … Continue reading

Posted in For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Patient Care Pathway, Statistics, Systematic Reviews, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, National, NEoLCIN, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Public Health England, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Bereavement Survey 2012 (Office for National Statistics)

Summary The National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) 2012 relates to end of life care provided at home, out of hours, by district and community nurse providers, in care homes, in hospitals or in hospices. The overall quality of care (across all … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, National, Pain, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dying Matters (Dying Matters Coalition)

Summary The Dying Matters Coalition was set up in 2009. They have created a wide range of resources to help people start conversations about dying, death and bereavement. “Dying Matters is a broad-based and inclusive national coalition of 28,000 members, which aims to … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, End of Life Care, National, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Support for End of Life Care Discussions With People Suffering From Dementia (Dying Matters)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Dying Matters have produced another leaflet, this time to give assistance regarding how to start end … Continue reading

Posted in End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), National, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Intelligence on End of Life Care in England (National End of Life Care Intelligence Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary The latest report from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) called “What do we know now that … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), National, NEoLCIN, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment