Tag Archives: Palliative and End-of-Life Care at Home

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015: Plus Related Information and Developments (Dying Matters Coalition / BBC News / PHSO / Nursing Times)

Summary The “Dying Matters Awareness Week”, this year having the theme “Talk, Plan, Live”, occurs between May 18th – 24th 2015. The aim is to support more open discussion about dying, death and bereavement. Making end of life wishes known, … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Improving End-of-Life Care (BBC News / House of Commons Health Committee)

Summary The House of Commons Health Select Committee has issued a report which makes a range of suggestions for improving end-of-life care. Many people still die in hospital, rather than their preferred place of death. It is proposed that social … Continue reading

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Better Home Pain Relief (BBC News / Marie Curie Cancer Care)

Summary A report from Marie Curie Cancer Care indicates that some terminally ill patients may on occasions suffer unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home. Interviews with survey respondents identify delays with prescriptions and carers sometimes feeling … 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

Posted in 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), Integrated Care, International, King's Fund, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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