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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Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

October 2, 2017

Source: BBC 

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: A judge has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state if both doctors and relatives are in agreement and it is also in the best interests of the patient to withdraw nutrition.

Length of publication: 1 page


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

 


Results of a national survey of support to adult care homes in England: A specialist palliative care provider perspective

August 29, 2017

Source: The National Council for Palliative Care 

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Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report is the first study at a national level of specialist palliative care support to care homes. It combines quantitative and qualitative approaches to give insights into the challenges faced by care homes and specialist palliative care services supporting them to provide high quality end of life care. It also provides examples of good practice and recommendations for future work.

Length of publication: 49 pages

 


A qualitative inquiry into the barriers and facilitators to achieving home death

August 29, 2017

Source: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care  [E-pub ahead of print]  doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001260

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell:  Multiple barriers and facilitators to achieving death at home were identified in this study. Of particular significance was the identification of the fear and stigma associated with death among doctors, patients and their families serving as a barrier to home death, not previously identified in the literature. Additionally, the importance of social networks and resource provision were highlighted as key in influencing patient death at home.

Length of publication: 1 page

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.