End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 9 Issue 6

July 4, 2018
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Exploring the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability in the UK: a theoretical model

July 4, 2018

 

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 24(5):212-219.

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Date of publication: May 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: A theoretical model was developed to illustrate the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability. It demonstrates the factors necessary for hospice sustainability and the reciprocal impact that these factors and volunteering have on each other. The model has a practical application as an assessment framework and strategic planning tool.

Length of publication: 8 Pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library. 

 


Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

July 4, 2018

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Date of publication: June 2018

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.  Section 1.10 makes recommendations for Palliative care.

Length of publication: 43 pages

 

 


Death in data: What happens at the end of life?

July 4, 2018

Source: BBC

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Date of publication: May 2018

Publication type:  News Item

In a nutshell: Scientists are expecting a spike in deaths in the coming years. As life expectancies increased, the number of people dying fell – but those deaths were merely delayed.

With people living longer, and often spending more time in ill-health, the Dying Matters Coalition wants to encourage people to talk about their wishes towards the end of their life, including where they want to die.

Length of publication: 1 Page

 

 


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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 9 Issue 4 – 5

May 29, 2018

End of life care in England: a briefing paper

May 29, 2018

Source: Institute for Public Policy Research

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Date of publication: May 2018

Publication type: Briefing Paper

In a nutshell: This briefing paper provides a brief summary of issues around end of life care, including an overview of evidence regarding the impact of location on quality and cost of care. It also analyses the data on location and cost of care in England and how it compares at a national and international level. It also provides an analysis of the policy agenda in the UK and suggests key areas where improvements should be made.

Length of publication: 28 pages