St Leonard’s Hospice finds new model for day care

July 17, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: June 2017

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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.

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Experts debate end of life care in hospitals

July 17, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: June 2017

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In a nutshell: Experts from three countries gathered in Glasgow to discuss the challenges and successes in delivering end of life care in hospitals.

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Some important notes: Audio commentary can be found here

Video can be found here

 


Marie Curie launches information for people with a learning difficulty

July 17, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: June 2017

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In a nutshell: Marie Curie has launched a series of easy read booklets for people with a learning difficulty and those who have difficulty with understanding or processing information, to help them discuss their concerns about death and dying, and get the care and support they need.

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Some important notes: Booklets can be downloaded from here


One in four UK families who need end of life care missing out on crucial support

July 17, 2017

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: July 2017

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In a nutshell:  One in four people who require end of life care and their families are not getting the support they need – especially those with conditions other than cancer – according to new analysis published by Hospice UK.  Hospice UK has launched a new campaign called Open Up Hospice Care. It aims to raise awareness among the public about the fact that hospice care is available to all people, regardless of who they are; their sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability or illness.

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Some important notes: A briefing paper for the campaign can be found here


New edition of Good Decision Making is the best guide to the Mental Capacity Act and end of life care

June 22, 2017

Source: The National Council for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: June 2017

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In a nutshell: The National Council for Palliative Care has published the second edition of “Good Decision-Making”, a guide to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and end of life care. The new edition shows why the MCA matters, who it applies to and how to apply it in practice. It has been revised and updated in line with legal developments, and also includes a new section with information about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).

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Some important notes: The full document needs to be purchased from the NCPC website. Details can be found here.

 


Marie Curie launch new end of life care programme

May 17, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

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In a nutshell: Marie Curie has launched a new palliative and end of life care programme designed to meet the increasing demands of the UK’s ageing population. The Design to Care Programme has brought together experts from palliative care, engineering, design, social sciences and public health to put together a new framework. It is set to meet the increasingly complex palliative care needs of the UK’s population, and to be flexible enough to be rolled out anywhere in the UK for all people at the end of life.

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World religions and palliative care organisations publish charter on palliative care for older people

May 17, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

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In a nutshell: Representatives from major world religions and palliative care organisations have published a charter on palliative care for older persons. The charter recognises that: “each older person has full value and human rights, and contributes to society including when fragile and in need of care,” and sets out the barriers to older people accessing palliative care.

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Some important notes: The full charter can be accessed here.