Category Archives: PATIENT & FAMILY CARE

Lessons learnt and best practices in palliative care for nursing homes: PACE Steps to Success programme

Professor Sheila Payne, Professor Katherine Froggatt and Danni Collingridge Moore from the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK, describe their work in developing a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which demonstrates how to implement the PACE … Continue reading

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Never say die? Vet and palliative care doctor join forces to encourage talking about dying well  

NEW SERIES LAUNCHING TODAY: PALLIATIVE CARE AND ANIMALS Doctors and vets are starting to talk together more through the WHO’s One Health initiative. But how many are comparing professional notes about supporting patients and caregivers facing the end of life? … Continue reading

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Harm reduction and palliative care: Meeting people where they’re at . . .

In November last year, we launched a series about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. We looked at the implications of providing palliative care … Continue reading

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Using a holistic approach to reduce distress due to breathlessness in people with advanced disease

Researchers, clinicians, and service user representatives at Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, have been gathering evidence on services for people with chronic breathlessness and advanced disease. Their findings are now published in Thorax and available in open access. Dr … Continue reading

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Spiritual concerns when dying on the streets

Continuing our series about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. We look at the implications of providing palliative care and bereavement care for people who … Continue reading

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Feeling ‘at home’ for the last time

Continuing our series about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. We look at the implications of providing palliative care and bereavement care for people who … Continue reading

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Palliative Care for the homeless: A complex issue

Continuing our  new series is about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. In the coming weeks, we look at the implications of providing palliative care … Continue reading

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