Glasgow and Lothian Partnership Case Study: Getting people home with the support they need

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The Marie Curie Fast-track Service offers short day and evening visits at home to provide health and personal care to people living with a terminal illness in Glasgow and Lothian. The service is for people nearing the end of their lives who are at risk of admission as well as those in hospital needing more care before discharge.

Length of publication: 2 pages

 


Fife Partnership Case Study: Tailored care and support for people at home

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The Marie Curie Fife Service provides tailored palliative care and support at home for people living with a terminal illness and their families. This is made possible by working with NHS Fife and Fife Council, as well as voluntary and private organisations. Working with local services, GPs and district nurses, the Marie Curie Fife Service offers tailored care to people with any terminal illness. This includes nursing care at home, personal care after discharge from hospital, emotional support and practical information. The service can prevent crisis hospital admissions and help those in hospital be discharged more quickly.

Length of publication: 2 pages

 


How community-based nursing in Scotland can ease the pressure on the NHS

February 5, 2015

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Blog

In a nutshell: This blog from Diana Hekerem comments on the shifting of resources from acute services into the community in order that people can be cared for at home if they have no clinical need to be in hospital. The blog highlights the Marie Curie Nursing Service community-based models of care which have supported patients to spend their final weeks at home in a hospice; facilitated safe and timely discharge and offer general nursing and emotional support.

 


Living and dying with dementia in Scotland: Barriers to care

February 3, 2015

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report addresses the challenge of improving care and support available to people with dementia at the end of life as well as their families. By focusing on the barriers, improvements can be made in care and can ensure that all those who might benefit from it receive it.

Length of publication: 24p.

 


Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care: Strategic Framework for Action

February 3, 2015

Source: Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: January 2015

Publication type: Position Paper

In a nutshell: The Scottish Government has produced a position paper which aims to set out the current position regarding the development of a Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care.

Length of publication: 12 pages

 


Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines – Care in the Last Days of Life

December 10, 2014

Source: Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines

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Date of publication: November 2014

Publication type: Guidelines

In a nutshell: This guideline is an aid to clinical decision making and good practice in person-centred care for patients who are deteriorating and at risk of dying. The patient may have a new life-limiting condition, one or more advanced illnesses, or both. A decision will have been made that hospital admission or transfer to a high-dependency unit or intensive treatment unit is not appropriate. While this guideline focuses on physical symptoms, psychosocial and spiritual issues will also need to be addressed to give holistic care.

Length of publication: 5 pages

 

 


Reflections on the introduction of the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) to NHS Grampian: 5 years on

October 2, 2014

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2014 v.20(7) p357-8

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This short report describes the rationale for using the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) as a tool to support anticipatory care planning and reflects on the experiences of implementation across a region of Scotland since 2008.

Length of publication:  2 pages

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library.