Tag Archives: Palliative Medicine

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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RCP Audit of End-of-Life Care in Hospitals (BBC News / RCP)

Summary A joint Royal College of Physicians and Marie Curie review of end-of-life care in hospitals has discovered that only one fifth of hospitals provided specialist end-of-life care seven days a week. The same audit highlights deep concerns about the … 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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End-of-Life Care: National Shortfall in NHS Services (BBC News)

Summary A new report suggests there is a shortage of specialist end-of-life care in England. Many patients do not receive the help they need as a result. “People dying with the most complex conditions, such as cancer, dementia and heart … Continue reading

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Palliative Care for People with Dementia: Barriers and Facilitators (University of Sheffield)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Four themes are identified: Making the transition. Competence challenged. ‘The long view’. Working together. Good practice … Continue reading

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