Tag Archives: Treatment at End of Life

Dying Matters (Dying Matters Coalition)

Summary The Dying Matters Coalition was set up in 2009. They have created a wide range of resources to help people start conversations about dying, death and bereavement. “Dying Matters is a broad-based and inclusive national coalition of 28,000 members, which aims to … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People with Advanced Dementia (Jewish Care / UCL)

Summary This report covers the “End of Life Care in Advanced Dementia (ELCAD)” project. This was a three-year practice based study funded by the King’s Fund and carried out in a large Jewish Care nursing home in collaboration with University … Continue reading

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Dying Well With Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The Alzheimer’s Society’s “My life until the end: dying well with dementia” report gives an overview of … Continue reading

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Liverpool Care Pathway: Updates to the NHS Constitution (BBC News)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The Liverpool Care Pathway, developed at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the city’s Marie Curie Hospice, … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Palliative Approach and Care Continuity for People with Dementia: Study Protocol (BMC Palliative Care)

Summary This paper covers a trialed strategy for developing a high quality palliative approach to care for people with dementia close to death. The consideration of processes and outcomes, across the two state based settings, identified barriers and facilitators to … Continue reading

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The Commission on Assisted Dying (Demos / BBC News)

Summary The Commission on Assisted Dying was set up in September 2010. This report says the legal status of assisted suicide is inadequate and incoherent currently in England and Wales. It asserts that the legal regime – as it stands … Continue reading

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Ethics and Decision-Making about Treatment at the End of Life

Abstract This study protocol addresses treatment decision-making concerning acute life threatening complications occurring in Alzheimer’s Disease patients at the end of life. Decisions about the best treatment pathway and whether to treat or not to treat are largely ethical questions … Continue reading

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