Tag Archives: Palliative and End of Life Care

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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International Consensus on Quality Indicators for Palliative Cancer and Dementia Care (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary Quality indicators have been developed concerning palliative care for patients with cancer and / or dementia in different settings in various European countries. This article presents the efforts of a multidisciplinary international panel of experts to compile a set … Continue reading

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Costs of Hospital and Non-Hospital Care at the End of Life (Nuffield Trust)

Summary A Nuffield Trust report indicates that enabling people to die in their own homes need not necessarily cost more providing end-of-life care in hospital. The Marie Curie nursing service is taken as a case study, to show that additional … Continue reading

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NHS England Supports Smaller Community Hospitals (BBC News / Monitor / NHS England)

Summary Smaller community hospitals have a continuing role in the NHS, particularly in the care of older patients and in providing care closer to home. Chief executive Simon Stevens has said hospitals serving smaller communities are sustainable and have important … Continue reading

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Responsibility for End-of-Life Care in Care Homes Without On-Site Nursing Provision (Nursing Times / Health & Social Care in the Community)

Summary Many care homes in England do not have nurses on site and rely on visits from GPs and district nurses for primary care and referral to specialist services. A recent study examined expectations and experiences of the responsibility for … Continue reading

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End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals (BBC News / NCPC)

Summary A Glasgow University report has found that approximately one in three patients admitted to hospital in Scotland die within a year. Almost one in 10 patients die during their current hospital admission. Figures for the rest of the UK … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient … Continue reading

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