Increasing the number of people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background accessing palliative care services

September 3, 2015

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: August 2015

Publication type: Case study

In a nutshell: In September 2012, Marie Curie employed a keyworker at its Cardiff and the Vale hospice to work with people in local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to improve awareness of palliative care and to increase access.

Length of publication: 3 pages

 


When dying at home is not an option: Exploration of hostel staff views on palliative care for homeless people

July 9, 2015

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2015 v.21(5) p236-44

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Date of publication: May 2015

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: The Department of Health in the UK suggests that hostel staff are the most appropriate key workers for their dying homeless residents and that hospital based palliative care maybe the best way forward. However, little is known about the views of hostel staff with regard to this. The article findings clearly lend support to the suggestion that hostel workers probably are indeed the most appropriate people to sup­port a dying homeless person. However, enhanced collaborative working, access to accu­rate and up-to-date medical information and clearer lines of communication between health professionals and hostel workers could result in better outcomes for this population in terms of having a voice that is heard, being offered choices regarding care options, and being treated with the same dignity and respect that the rest of the population has come to expect at the end of life

Length of publication: 9 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

 


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

 


End of Life Care: Fifth report of Session 2014-15

April 10, 2015

Source: House of Commons Health Committee

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Date of publication: March 2015

Publication type: Parliamentary report

In a nutshell: This report looks at the state of End of Life Care since the Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway. This report makes a number of recommendations for improvement.

Length of publication: 54p.

 


Equity in the provision of palliative care in the UK: Review of evidence

April 10, 2015

Source: Personal Social Services Research Unit

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Personal Social Services Research Unit London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) was commissioned by Marie Curie to explore the evidence on equity in palliative care and to consider the economic implications of extending palliative care to those currently under-served.

Length of publication: 148p.

 


Every moment counts: A narrative for person-centred coordinated care for people near the end of life care

March 11, 2015

Source: National Council for Palliative Care; National Voices

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Date of publication: March 2015

Publication type: Narrative document

In a nutshell: Every Moment Counts: a narrative for person centred coordinated care for people near the end of life sets out how good, coordinated – or integrated – care looks to people near the end of life and is written from their point of view.

Length of publication: 26 pages

 


Living and dying with dementia in England: Barriers to care

December 11, 2014

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care and Alzheimer’s Society

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: A new report from Marie Curie and Alzheimer’s Society today reveals the barriers that prevent people with dementia from accessing high-quality care at the end of life in England

Living and Dying with Dementia – Barriers to Care addresses the often overlooked final stage of dementia – a progressive, terminal illness. It highlights that dementia is often not recognised as a terminal diagnosis, which can lead to poor access to care, inconsistent quality of care and inadequate pain management.

Length of publication: 24p.