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

Publication type: News Item

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).

Length of publication: 1 page

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

 


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June 22, 2017

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 5

May 17, 2017

Marie Curie launch new end of life care programme

May 17, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: News Item

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.

Length of publication: 1 page


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

Publication type: News Item

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.

Length of publication: 1 page

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


The state of the UK children’s hospice nursing workforce: a report on the demand and supply of nurses to children’s hospices

May 17, 2017

Source: Together for Short Lives

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report sets out what Together for Short Lives found when they carried out a snapshot survey of nurse vacancies at UK children’s hospice organisations in December 2016. They found that:
• the children’s hospice nurse vacancy rate has grown since 2015
• it is getting harder to recruit nurses to posts with increasing shortages of more experienced nurses
• the nursing shortfall means that children’s hospices are being increasingly forced to cut back the vital palliative care they can offer to families.

Length of publication: 28 pages


Hospice and ambulance service team up on Facebook to train paramedics in end of life care

May 17, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The Hospice of St Francis and The East of England Ambulance NHS Trust (EEAST) joined forces earlier this month with a live Facebook chat about paramedics called to emergencies of patients at the end of life. The event was part of the ambulance service’s End of Life Care Awareness month and aims to increase the skills and knowledge of its paramedic team in relation to managing patients at the end of life.

Length of publication: 1 page