End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 10

November 3, 2017
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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 9

October 2, 2017

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 8

August 29, 2017

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

 


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