A practice development initiative supporting care home staff deliver high quality end-of-life care

November 28, 2016

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2016 Oct; 22 (10): 474-481

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Date of publication: October 2016

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the implementation of the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes Programme across five Clinical Commissioning Groups over a 7-year period. The aims of the programme were to:

  • Improve quality of end of life care all residents
  • Improve collaboration with external healthcare professionals
  • To reduce inappropriate hospital admissions in the last stage of life

Length of publication: 8 pages


‘Going for Gold’ helps to improve access to better end of life care

February 3, 2015

Source: Guidelines in Practice

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Date of publication: January 2015

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell:Professor Keri Thomas reviews updated end of life care guidance and policy, challenging healthcare professionals to identify patients’ needs earlier and improve communication.

 


Three approaches to delivering end-of-life education to care homes in a region of south east England

March 4, 2014

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2014 , v.20(1), pp. 27-35

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article provides an overview of a 3-year project that was conducted by St Christopher’s Hospice, London,with the aim of studying the problems faced by advanced dementia patients and their families/carers and developing a feasible model of specialist palliative care for advanced dementia.

Length of publication:  5 pages

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Three approaches to delivering end-of-life education to care homes in a region of south east England.

February 7, 2014

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2014 v.20(1), pp27-35

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article looks at three recent initiatives for end-of-life care education for the care home sector in West Sussex in south east England and appraises the advantages and disadvantages of each. The three initiatives were an action learning project, a Six Steps to Success care home programme, and a Gold Standards Framework for Care Home programme. The details of how each approach was operationalised and the initial results and evaluations are discussed.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Hospitals ‘failing to deliver’ appropriate end-of-life care to dementia patients

May 22, 2012

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Researchers at Manchester Royal Infirmary tracked the experiences of 32 patients with dementia who were admitted from nursing or care homes and died in the hospital over a 12 month period. They investigated whether the national Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for end of life care was useful in predicting death and whether tools such as advanced care planning or treatment pathways were used. The authors concluded that while two thirds of the patients demonstrated characteristics of end stage dementia, the GSF was not accurate in predicting death.

Length of publication: 1 page


Gold Standards Framework Primary Care Briefing paper

December 20, 2010

Source: Gold Standards Framework

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Date of Publication: December 2010

Publication type: Briefing paper

In a nutshell: The Gold Standards Framework enables ‘generalists’ to deliver high quality end of life care. It is now extensively used across the UK, embedded as mainstream within primary care. Many thousands of patients and their carers have benefited from receiving more
coordinated care enabling them to die at home if preferred.