Category Archives: Nursing

Dementia, what is the role of the Specialist Palliative Care Service?

Jacinta Kelly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice, Sligo, and Dympna O’Connell, Lecturer, Department of Nursing at St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland, explain the background to their longer article published in the January/February issue of the … Continue reading

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Namaste – combining compassionate nursing care with meaningful activity for people with advanced dementia

Min Stacpoole is a nurse researcher who formerly worked in the Care Homes Project Team at St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK. Inspired by experiences from the US, the hospice set up a research study to look at the effect of … Continue reading

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Are genograms a fundamental aspect of specialist palliative care assessment?

Louise Charnock, Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist, Southport & Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust, UK, explains the background to her longer article that is published in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Almost two years ago I set out to … Continue reading

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Translating research into clinical practice: Thoughts on winning an EAPC Early Researcher Award

On 9 May at the 14th EAPC World Congress in Copenhagen, Dr Julie Kinley, Nurse Consultant for Care Homes, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK, received second prize in the 2015 European Association for Palliative Care Early Researcher Award. Here, she … Continue reading

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Honouring the spirit within: the Namaste care programme for people with dementia at the end of their lives

Dr Jo Hockley, Nurse Consultant, and Min Stacpoole, Nurse Researcher, Care Homes Project Team at St Christopher’s Hospice. Namaste… I think we all know it is an Indian greeting but do we know what it means?  Min and I didn’t … Continue reading

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