South Bucks Hospice opens day centre with pioneering model of care

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: South Bucks Community Hospice in High Wycombe has opened a day hospice that is operating a new model of care. The new facility is non-bedded, allowing more patients to be cared for on a daily and weekly basis. The focus is patient-centric, offering unlimited psychotherapeutic care and they also have an area specifically designed to meet the needs of young people.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

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One Year On: The Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care

October 2, 2017

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report is an update on how the National End of Life Care Programme Board is delivering personalisation and choice in care for people at or near the end of life.

Length of publication: 24 pages

Some important notes: The original report can be found here


New study launched into virtual reality as therapy for end of life care

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a research study to explore the potential of virtual reality as therapy for people at the end of life.  The study aims to understand how virtual reality impacts on the symptom management of people receiving palliative care.

Length of publication: 1 page


Cornwall Hospice Care launches new service to support more people in the community

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

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In a nutshell: Cornwall Hospice Care is launching a new series of support sessions in order to reach more patients with terminal conditions in the local community.  The Neighbourhood Hubs will offer free advice, support and information for patients, their carers and families.   They aim to help patients manage their symptoms which will hopefully increase their independence and confidence and help people to live as well as possible.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Supporting carers to manage pain medication in cancer patients at the end of life: A feasibility trial

August 29, 2017

Source: Palliative Medicine

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article discusses a nurse-led intervention to help carers with medication management, and evaluated its use in routine practice.  The Cancer Carers’ Medicines Management (CCMM) intervention addresses carers’ beliefs, knowledge and skills and promotes self-evaluation of competence. It centres on a structured conversational process between a nurse and carer.  The research showed that the CCMM intervention compared favourably with current practice as it offered a more systematic and comprehensive approach to supporting carer management of pain medicines.

Length of publication: 11 pages


New book about LGBTQ-inclusive hospice care is relevant to all patients

August 29, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Book review

In a nutshell:  This book covers LGBTQ issues but is relevant for all patients, whatever their characteristics or background, offering something for all professionals in hospice and palliative care.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: For more information about the book visit Harrington Park Press

 


St Leonard’s Hospice finds new model for day care

July 17, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The Sunflower Centre at St Leonard’s Hospice offers a range of services to patients, their families and carers affected by life-limiting illnesses. New developments ensure more people are helped and a bespoke service better supports patients, families and carers, as needs change.

Length of publication: 1 page