Hospice and ambulance service team up on Facebook to train paramedics in end of life care

May 17, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The Hospice of St Francis and The East of England Ambulance NHS Trust (EEAST) joined forces earlier this month with a live Facebook chat about paramedics called to emergencies of patients at the end of life. The event was part of the ambulance service’s End of Life Care Awareness month and aims to increase the skills and knowledge of its paramedic team in relation to managing patients at the end of life.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Challenges UK paramedics currently face in providing fully effective end-of-life care

March 5, 2014

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing  2014, v.20(1), pp.37-44

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: Paramedics play an integral part in community end-of-life care (EoLC) in the UK, especially given the lack of out-of-hours cover by palliative care specialists. Despite this, there remain multiple barriers to their fully effective provision of such care. This article provides a brief historical overview of paramedic practice, before highlighting some of the barriers to effective paramedic EoLC provision and introducing examples of collaborative work in the UK that aim to overcome these.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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