Tag Archives: Treatment at End of Life

Malnutrition on Hospital Wards and in Care Homes? (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Data from the Office for National Statistics indicates that malnutrition and / or dehydration were factors contributing to the deaths of 828 patients in hospitals and care homes in England and Wales during 2015. The following piece explores the … Continue reading

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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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Improvements to Care in the Last Days / Hours of Life (Department of Health)

Summary This report assesses progress made against commitments in the “One Chance to Get it Right” report, which was released just over a year ago as a response to the Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) on improving … Continue reading

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NICE Consultation on Draft Guidelines for Care of the Dying Adult (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidelines concerning the care of adults potentially entering the last days of their lives while in the care of the NHS. The guideline covers people dying from … 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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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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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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