Tag Archives: Palliative Care

Parkinson’s Disease in Adults: Updated Guidance (NICE / BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recently released an updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s Disease in patients aged over 18 years. This guidance updates and replaces their earlier “NG35 – Parkinson’s disease in … Continue reading

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Reconnecting Health and Spirituality? (JAMA)

Summary A recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article summarises evidence for the view that patients’ spiritual and religious views have been long neglected in mainstream medical literature and practice. It is suggested a greater focus on spirituality … Continue reading

Posted in End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mortality Rate of Persons With Pressure Ulcers in Hospital: a Local Audit (Wounds UK)

Summary An audit was performed at an NHS trust over a 6-month period to examine the mortality rates of patients reported to have SCALE grade 2, 3 or 4 pressure ulcers in acute care. It was found that 44% of … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Local Interest, Management of Condition, New Cross Hospital, Quick Insights, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Authorial Affiliation, Statistics, Universal Interest, Wolverhampton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National End of Life Care (EoLC) Knowledge Hub / Palliative and End of Life Care Resource Hub (NHS England / National Council for Palliative Care)

Summary NHS England and the National Council for Palliative Care have produced the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care hub / website. This aims to become the “one stop shop” for discovering information resources relating to the “Ambitions for … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, 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), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent Cochrane review assessed the evidence concerning the effect of palliative care interventions in advanced dementia. As usually happens in rigorous studies of this nature, the authors of this review could find few high quality trials exploring palliative … Continue reading

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Identification of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Advanced Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary The authors of this systematic review investigate systems for identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in advanced dementia. Full Text Link Reference Disalvo, D. Luckett, T. [and] Agar, M. [et al] (2016). Systems to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing in people with … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, End of Life Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights, Standards, Systematic Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Models of Care in Community Neurology (Neurological Alliance / Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network)

Summary Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network has published an extensive “Transforming Community Neurology: What Commissioners Need to Know” briefing, on improving community services for people with long-term neurological conditions. This report comprises three parts: Part A: Transformation Guide. Part B: … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, Depression, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Parkinson's Disease, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Physiotherapy, Quick Insights, Standards, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Communication Failures in Hospital End-of-Life Care (BBC News / RCP)

Summary The latest Royal College of Physicians (RCP) audit has estimated that one in five families may not be consulted when hospital staff decide not to revive their relatives and issue “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) orders. “Guidelines issued by the … Continue reading

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Further Room For Improvements in End of Life Care (BBC News / RCP)

Summary End of life care in the UK has previously been assessed to be possibly the best in the world, but a Royal College of Physicians audit report identifies local variations in the quality of hospital care for the dying. Full … Continue reading

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