End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 12 Issue 9

January 10, 2022

How can we improve the experiences of patients and families who request medical assistance in dying? A multi-centre qualitative study

January 10, 2022

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2021, 20: 185

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Date of publication: December 2021

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article looks at a longitudinal study carried out in Canada over a period of 5 years in order to find out patient and family perspectives of quality of care for medical assistance in dying.

Length of publication: 12 pages


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January 10, 2022

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 12 Issue 8

December 6, 2021

Symptom reduction in palliative care from single session mindful breathing: a randomised controlled trial

December 6, 2021

Source: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2021, (11): 433-439

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Date of publication: November 2021

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to look at the effectiveness of one 20 minute mindfulness breathing session to help reduce multiple symptoms in adult palliative care patients.

Length of publication: 7 pages


Hospice at Home services in England: a national survey 

December 6, 2021

Source: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2021, (11): 454-460

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Date of publication: November 2021

Publication type: Research Article

In a nutshell: This research looks at the Hospice at Home services (HAH) which allows a patient to be cared for and die at home if that is their wish. This national 2017 survey looks at and compares the features of HAH services and help to highlight the key enablers to service provision.

Length of publication: 7 pages


A novel care guide for personalised palliative care – a national initiative for improved quality of care

December 6, 2021

Source: BMC Palliative Care

Follow this link for fulltext 2021, 20: 176

Date of publication: November 2021

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article describes the development and pilot testing of a new Swedish palliative care guide. It is based on national and international guidelines for good palliative care.

Length of publication: 12 pages


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December 6, 2021

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 12 Issue 7

November 1, 2021

Education on palliative care for Parkinson patients: development of the “Best care for people with late-stage Parkinson’s disease” curriculum toolkit

November 1, 2021

Source: BMC Medical Education (2021) 21:538

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Date of publication: October 2021

Publication type: Research Article

In a nutshell: This article discusses the “Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease” curriculum toolkit which was developed to meet the unmet educational and training needs of caregivers to patients with late-stage Parkinson’s disease.

Length of publication: 11 pages


Building a telepalliative care strategy in nursing homes: a qualitative study with mobile palliative care teams

November 1, 2021

Source: BMC Palliative Care (2021) 20:156

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Date of publication: October 2021

Publication type: Research Article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this research was to identify situations where the use of telemedicine could be used for palliative care patients in nursing homes and to find out how telemedicine could best be worked into the routine practice of mobile palliative care teams.

Length of publication: 9 pages


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November 1, 2021

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 12 Issue 6

October 13, 2021

Using Death Cafés as a method for discussing death and dying with third year student nurses

October 13, 2021

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing

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Date of publication: September 2021

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article explores the experiences of nursing students’ learning about death and dying facilitated by the use of Death Cafes. They provide a safe space where conversations and experiences of death and end of life can be shared.

Length of publication: 8 pages