Managing transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals
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Managing transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals

Elaine Maxwell Clinical adviser, The National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre

The fourth article in our six-part series drawing on research funded by the National Institute for Health Research and included in NIHR Dissemination Centre publications

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre helps clinical staff, commissioners and patients to make informed decisions about best practice and treatment in health and social care. In our themed review, Better Endings (NIHR 2015), we look at the evidence on best practice in caring for people who are dying.

Nursing Management. 26, 1, 13-15. doi: 10.7748/nm.26.1.13.s8

Note on funding

This article presents independent research commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under Health Service (HS) and Delivery Research (DR) (Grant Reference Number 08/1809/233). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. The sponsor of the study had no role in study design, data analysis, data interpretation or writing of the report

Note on this article

This is the fourth in a series of six articles that aim to encourage nurse leaders to explore how to use research findings to improve practice and services where they work. The series focuses on research that has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and included in NIHR Dissemination Centre publications. The authors seek to relate the content directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code of professional standards of practice and behaviour, specifically the themes of practising safely and promoting professionalism and trust

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