Development and implementation of the Steps to Success Palliative Care programme in residential care homes for people with a learning disability in England

November 28, 2018

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2018; 24 (10)

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Date of publication: October 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Thus study describes the development and implementation of a palliative care programme designed to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities living in residential care homes.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Palliative care professional’s perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children’s hospice and palliative care services in South East London: A preliminary study

November 28, 2018

Source: Death Studies 2018; 42 (10): 649-657

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This study explores the barriers that prevent or delay access to children’s palliative care services. The study looks at these barriers from the perspective of palliative care professionals’ in two London boroughs.

Length of publication: 9 articles


Access to palliative care for homeless people: complex lives, complex care

November 28, 2018

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2018; 17: 119

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Date of publication: Journal Article

Publication type: October 2018

In a nutshell: This study aims to give insight into the extent to which people experiencing homelessness have access to good palliative care. Qualitative interviews were held with people experiencing homelessness at the end of life, as well as with people who were close to them at the end of life.

Length of publication: 11 pages


Improving end-of-life care

November 28, 2018

Source: British Journal of Nursing 2018; 27 (21): 1269

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Editorial

In a nutshell: In this one-page editorial, Janet Scammell, Associate Professor of Nursing at Bournemouth University, considers the importance of education in ensuring nurses have the knowledge and skills to deliver person-centred care at the end of life.
Length of publication: 1 page


First year experiences with a palliative out-patients structure for patients with COPD: a qualitative study of health professionals’ expectations and experiences

October 16, 2018

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2018; 17: 113

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Date of publication: October 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This study describes the development of a new palliative outpatients structure to improve the care of patients with advanced COPD. The study also explores health professionals’ expectations and experiences of the new structure.

Length of publication: 10 pages


Timing of referral for hospice-based palliative care varies nationwide

October 16, 2018

Source: Nursing Times 2018; 114 (11): 51

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article summarizes the results of a retrospective study looking at the time when people are referred for hospice care. The study provides detailed data on patterns of referrals to UK hospices and highlights variations in referral patterns depending on age, disease and location.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important information: The full study on which this article is based can be viewed here.


How are physicians delivering palliative care? A population-based retrospective cohort study describing the mix of generalist and specialist palliative care models in the last year of life

October 15, 2018

Source: Palliative Medicine 2018; 32 (8): 1334-1343

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Date of publication: September 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This study describes the models of physician-based palliative care services delivered to patients in the last 12 months of life in Ontario, Canada, looking particularly at the mix of generalist and specialist palliative care.

Length of publication: 10 pages