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

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Learning from deaths: guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers

August 3, 2018

Source: NHS England

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Date of publication: July 2018

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: This guidance advises trusts on how they should support, communicate and engage with families following a death of someone in their care. It sets out different stages following a death and calls on trusts to involve families throughout by providing bereavement support, signposting families to advice and advocacy support along with examples of how trusts are working with families and good practice guidance on specific subjects

Length of publication: 43 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

 


No regrets: how talking more openly about death could help people die well

May 17, 2017

Source: Macmillan Cancer Support

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report by Macmillan Cancer Support finds that more than 62,000 people die of cancer in hospitals each year in the UK despite a significant majority stating that they would like to die at home. It reveals the challenging obstacles that people face when discussing death and highlights the need for better communication to help people plan for their final days.

Length of publication: 15 pages

 


Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care: Strategic Framework for Action

February 3, 2015

Source: Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: January 2015

Publication type: Position Paper

In a nutshell: The Scottish Government has produced a position paper which aims to set out the current position regarding the development of a Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care.

Length of publication: 12 pages

 


Caring for people in the last days and hours of life – Guidance

January 9, 2015

Source: The Scottish Government

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: The Scottish Government has published new national guidance to support clinical and care staff who are planning and providing care during the last days and hours of life, following the phasing out of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Length of publication: 15 pages

 


End of Life and palliative care: “Thinking about the words we use”

December 11, 2014

Source: SCIE and NCPC

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Video

In a nutshell: A new video by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and NCPC, launched at the 9th Annual Conference on Dementia and End of Life,  looks at the words that care and health staff often use when someone has been given a terminal diagnosis or is dying.  The film looks at how people are first confronted with this terminology. It might be when a professional speaks to them; or it might be on signs in hospitals and other care settings. This, at a time when people – and their relatives – might be confused, angry and in the dark about what to expect