Effect of specialist palliative care services on quality of life in adults with advanced incurable illness in hospital, hospice, or community settings: systematic review and meta-analysis

July 17, 2017

Source: BMJ 2017; 357: j2925

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This review found that specialist palliative care was associated with a small effect on QoL and might have a profound effect on patients with cancer and could be most effective if provided early and if it identifies through screening patients with unmet needs.

Length of publication: 14 pages

 


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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 6

June 22, 2017

Improving hospital-based end of life care processes and outcomes: a systematic review of research output, quality and effectiveness

June 22, 2017

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2017; 16 (1): 34

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This systematic review examines the quantity and quality of data-based research aimed at improving the processes and outcomes associated with delivering end-of-life care in hospital settings. The study concludes that more methodologically robust studies are needed to evaluate the impact of interventions on end-of-life processes, including whether changes in processes translate to improved end-of-life outcomes.

Length of publication: 13 pages


What are the current challenges of managing cancer pain and could digital technologies help?

June 22, 2017

Source: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2017 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article explores current cancer pain management strategies used by patients, caregivers and professionals and investigates if digital technologies can enhance cancer pain management.

Length of publication: 10 pages


Best practice in care coordination for palliative and end of life care services: information for commissioners

June 22, 2017

Source: The National Council for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Information resource

In a nutshell: This new publication from the NCPC is an information resource to support commissioners in planning, designing, commissioning and evaluating optimal end of life care coordination systems for their local areas.

Length of publication: 11 pages


How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services

June 22, 2017

Source: BMC Medicine 2017; 15 (1): 102

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article projects that the number of people requiring palliative care over the next 25 years is likely to increase substantially, requiring a shift in healthcare priorities in England and Wales. By 2040, at least 160,000 more people each year are likely to have palliative care needs, including pain management of chronic illnesses and end-of-life care at hospitals, hospices, and at home.

Length of publication: 10 pages