South Bucks Hospice opens day centre with pioneering model of care

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: South Bucks Community Hospice in High Wycombe has opened a day hospice that is operating a new model of care. The new facility is non-bedded, allowing more patients to be cared for on a daily and weekly basis. The focus is patient-centric, offering unlimited psychotherapeutic care and they also have an area specifically designed to meet the needs of young people.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

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Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

October 2, 2017

Source: BBC 

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: A judge has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state if both doctors and relatives are in agreement and it is also in the best interests of the patient to withdraw nutrition.

Length of publication: 1 page


One Year On: The Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care

October 2, 2017

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report is an update on how the National End of Life Care Programme Board is delivering personalisation and choice in care for people at or near the end of life.

Length of publication: 24 pages

Some important notes: The original report can be found here


New study launched into virtual reality as therapy for end of life care

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a research study to explore the potential of virtual reality as therapy for people at the end of life.  The study aims to understand how virtual reality impacts on the symptom management of people receiving palliative care.

Length of publication: 1 page


Achieving excellent end of life care locally

October 2, 2017

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Resource

In a nutshell: This resource is aimed at helping people and communities get involved with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) to achieve excellent end of life care locally.  It provides practical advice on how people can help support and implement the plans and has key contact information.

Length of publication: 8 pages


End-of-life care for homeless people: A qualitative analysis exploring the challenges to access and provision of palliative care

July 17, 2017

Source: Palliative Medicine 2017 July 3. [e-pub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Being homeless or vulnerably housed is associated with death at a young age, frequently related to medical problems complicated by drug or alcohol dependence. Homeless people experience high symptom burden at the end of life, yet palliative care service use is limited.

Length of publication: 10 pages


Experts debate end of life care in hospitals

July 17, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Experts from three countries gathered in Glasgow to discuss the challenges and successes in delivering end of life care in hospitals.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Audio commentary can be found here

Video can be found here