Music therapy in UK palliative and end-of-life care: a service evaluation

September 12, 2018

Source: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2018; 8 (3): 282-284

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Date of publication: September 2018

Publication type: Short Report

In a nutshell: This service evaluation aims to identify the provision, role and perceived impact of UK music therapists in supporting patients receiving palliative and end-of-life care, their families and health and social care professionals.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Making peace with death: National attitudes to death, dying and bereavement

September 12, 2018

Source: Co-op Funeralcare

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Date of publication: August 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This new report provides the results of a survey commissioned by the Co-op to understand national attitudes towards death, dying and bereavement and the ways in which people plan for death. The research reveals that almost 18 million people are uncomfortable talking about death, 4 million people have experienced financial hardship as a result of someone’s death and the average Brit first suffers a bereavement of someone close to them aged 20.

Length of publication: 14 pages


Inequalities in access to hospice and palliative care

August 3, 2018

Source: Cross Party Group on Hospices and Palliative Care

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Date of publication: July 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report finds that people with terminal illnesses and life-limiting conditions in Wales – especially dementia, heart failure and neurological conditions – face a range of barriers in accessing hospice and palliative care. It argues that unequal access to appropriate care for people with terminal and life-limiting conditions is influenced by a range of complex factors. These include people’s diagnoses, age and where they live.

Length of publication: 44 pages

 


Providing comprehensive, person-centred assessment and support for family carers towards the end of life

May 29, 2018

 

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: April 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: A  report by Hospice UK, Gail Ewing of the University of Cambridge, and Gunn Grande from the University of Manchester, discusses that comprehensive person-centred support for  family carers during end of life care requires whole-systems change within healthcare organisations. This document outlines the structures and processes that need to be in place to deliver such change in the form of 10 recommendations.

Length of publication: 24 pages

 


A road less lonely: Moving forward with public health approaches to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland

May 29, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: April 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief have published a report looking at how to encourage more supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. It highlights a range of relevant projects that are improving people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement.

Length of publication: 92 pages

 


Hospice Care in Scotland 2017

February 28, 2018

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: February 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Hospice Care in Scotland report 2017 states that hospices can help improve capacity in generalist health settings, by sharing their expertise in end of life care with other care provider, and highlights the substantial contribution made by Scottish hospices, especially in providing community-based support.

Length of publication: 22 pages

 


Funding system failing people with continuing healthcare needs

February 28, 2018

Source: Parliament UK

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell: The Public Accounts Committee report says Government must take steps to improve complex process beset with delays and poor-quality assessments

Length of publication: 58 pages