Barriers and facilitators to the receipt of palliative care for people with dementia: The views of medical and nursing staff

Source: Palliative Medicine 2012, 26(7) p.879-886

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: October 2012

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell:  This paper reports on qualitative research conducted in the UK that sought to explore the experiences of health care practitioners working in palliative care and sought to establish the issues relating to end-of-life care for people with dementia. Four themes were identified: Making the transition; Competence challenged; ‘The long view’ and Working together. The paper concludes with recommendations for policy and practice development.

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.



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