Living and dying with dementia in Northern Ireland: Barriers to care

May 6, 2015

Source: Marie Curie; Alzheimer’s Society

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This paper explores how NCPC can ensure that there is a stronger focus on dementia as a terminal condition and on the barriers which prevent many people with dementia in Northern Ireland from accessing and receiving appropriate high quality care at the end of their lives. There are three key barriers:

1) Identification and planning: People with dementia are not being appropriately identified for end of life care.
2) Inequality of access: People with dementia have less access to care than people with other terminal illnesses.
3) Quality of care: people with dementia receive poorer quality care than people with other terminal illnesses.
It also explores how NCPC can improve the care and support for people who are living and dying with dementia, and their families, carers and relevant health and social care professionals. It focuses on what needs to change in Northern Ireland and draws on developments and research from across the UK.

Length of publication: 13 pages

 


Marie Curie: Our Rapid Response Service is helping to reduce hospital admissions in Northern Ireland

May 6, 2015

Source: Marie Curie 2015

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: News

In a nutshell: Significant investment in the Marie Curie Rapid Response Service in Northern Ireland has led to more people being able to access the service and helped reduce hospital admissions.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Marie Curie’s multi-visit service for palliative care patients in Northern Ireland.

April 19, 2011

Source:European Journal of Palliative Care, 2011, 18(1), p.18-21

You can obtain a copy of this from your local NHS Library

Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell:  This article examines the organisation and objectives of the interdisciplinary palliative care service through which district nurses and specially trained Marie Curie Cancer Care health care assistants provide care for patient’s in their own homes in Northern Ireland.  Results of a survey to measure satisfaction of district nurses and service users are discussed.

Length of publication: 3 pages.

Acknowledgement: BNI


Reform and modernisation: developing a new service model for palliative care

October 19, 2009

Source: European Journal Palliative Care

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Date of publication: May – June 2009

Publication Type: Online journal article

In a nutshell: Project in Northern Ireland to identify a community based, integrated, palliative care service model based on recognised needs of adults in the last year of life.

Length of Publication: 4 pages

Acknowledgement: CINAHL


Reform and modernisation: developing a new service model for palliative care

August 23, 2009

Source: European Journal of Cancer Care 2009, 16(3), p131-5

Publication Type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article examines a project undertaken in Northern Ireland to identify a community based, integrated, palliative care service model based on recognised needs of adults in the last year of life. A literature review was conducted as were the views of healthcare professionals involved in care delivery and patients and their carers.

Document Length: 5 pages

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Marie Curie welcomes End of Life Strategy for Northern Ireland

June 26, 2009

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

In a nutshell: Marie Curie Cancer Care welcomes the Northern Ireland government announcement that it will be developing a strategy for palliative and end of life care. The charity is particularly supportive of the Health Minister’s target for each Health and Social Care Trust to have in place end of life care teams by 2011.

Article type: Website

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