October 3, 2012
Source: The Christie School of Oncology
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In a nutshell: This event will present and discuss the future visions for palliative care research and examples of research projects from across the Greater Manchester locality will also be presented.
July 2, 2012
Source: King’s Fund
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Date of publication: Updated June 2012
Publication type: Powerpoint and audio commentary
In a nutshell: Rachael Addicott, senior fellow at The King’s Fund, presents the early findings from her research into end-of-life commissioning, along with case studies of innovation and best practice.
October 29, 2010
Source: The Cancer Journal
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Date of publication: September/October 2010
Publication type: Article.
In a nutshell: A systematic review of how specialist palliative care services have developed to meet the complex needs of advanced cancer sufferers. The evidence demonstrated that home, hospital, and inpatient specialist palliative care significantly improved patient outcomes in relation to pain and symptom control, anxiety, and reduced hospital admissions. The results suggest that specialist palliative care should be part of care for cancer patients
Length of publication: 14 pages
Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.
Acknowledgement: Palliative Care Journal Club
May 28, 2010
Title: The impact of advance care planning on elderly patients: a randomised control trial
Source: British Medical Journal, 2010, 340 p845-849
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Date of publication: April 2010
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: This article details a randomised control trial involving 309 patients in Australia and concludes that advance care planning improves end of life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression in surviving relatives.
Length of publication: 5 pages
Acknowledgement: Palliative Journal Club
January 8, 2010
Title: Palliative care partnerships
Source: Nursing Management
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Date of publication: October 2009
Publication type: Journal article.
In a nutshell: Research undertaken jointly by the Commission for the Compact and Help the Hospices indicates that there are issues which need to be addressed if partnerships are to achieve excellence. By using the ‘Compact’ which is a set of guidelines for partnership working for voluntary and public sector bodies, relationships between organisations can be enhanced with clear benefits for patients.
The article focuses on six important themes which emerged from the study:
* Funding and contracting arrangements.
* Maintaining the independence of hospices.
* Expertise of practitioners.
* Need for proactive approaches to care.
* Role of volunteers.
* Importance of personal relationships.
Length of publication: 4 pages.