May 17, 2017
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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
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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