St Clare launches new day therapy services

January 24, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, Essex, has launched a series of new day therapy services for 2018.  These include ‘Click a Friend’, a computing group, which aims to help hospice users develop skills and tackle social isolation. They are also offering a creative drop-in group and exercise programmes. The day therapy supports and empowers those who have life limiting conditions.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

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Paediatric palliative care improves patient outcomes and reduces healthcare costs: evaluation of a home-based program

January 24, 2018

Source:  BMC Palliative Care

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The findings from a study in Singapore suggest that home-based paediatric palliative care brings improved resource utilization and cost-savings for both patients and healthcare providers. The lives of patients and their caregivers have improved, with terminally ill children and their caregivers being able to spend more quality time at home at the final stretch of the disease.

Length of publication: 8 pages

 


New guide for people with MND to enjoy hobbies is published

January 24, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The MND Association has developed a new booklet for people living with motor neurone disease (MND) called Making the most of life with MND. Various requests from people living with MND for this quality of life resource led to the development of the new booklet.  The booklet highlights that interests do not necessarily have to stop with a diagnosis of MND, but adjustment may be needed. The guide may help people with MND think about activities they enjoy, or want to try, and how to approach these in a different way.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes:  The booklet can be downloaded here


The final injustice: variation in end of life care in England

January 24, 2018

Source: Macmillan Cancer Support

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report discusses the  experiences of people dying of cancer. The research shows that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits, and that these experiences are even worse for the poorest communities. The report highlights the variation in patient experience and discusses the need for improved access to care and support.

Length of publication: 26 pages

 


A second class ending: Exploring the barriers and championing outstanding end of life care for people who are homeless

December 19, 2017

Source: CQC

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Discussion paper

In a nutshell: This paper explores the reasons why homeless people do not experience
good care at the end of life and demonstrates that there are many opportunities to improve standards of care.

Length of publication: 24 pages

Some important notes: This paper is linked to the  2016 report ‘A different ending: End of life care review’ which can be accessed here


Hospice launches innovative training course to improve end of life care in nursing homes

December 19, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: St Catherine’s Hospice in Lancashire has developed an innovative new training programme tailor-made for care and nursing home staff to improve end of life care for residents. The 4Elements to End of Life Care course aims to equip care and nursing home staff with both practical and communication skills to help residents stay within their familiar environments at the end of life, avoiding unnecessary and inappropriate deaths in hospital.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


End of Life Care data to inform Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Updated Tool and Metadata Guide

December 19, 2017

Source: The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) present key data about end of life care to assist Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) as they develop their plans for services.

Length of publication: 1 page