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Delivering a positive experience

04 September 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Care on the cancer wards at Guy’s Hospital in London includes organising parties, providing financial advice and giving patients a cuddle, all part of a drive to...

More than end of life care

08 March 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Hospice care is shifting away from dealing solely with end of life issues to helping families live with children with life-limiting conditions. Many of the children...

Excellence in end of life care

08 April 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Staff at a nursing home used information from the Gold Standards Framework to develop appropriate care for a 62-year-old woman with Down syndrome who developed...

Supporting people who have dementia to die with dignity

22 June 2009

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article highlights some of the key themes and challenges in the empirical, policy and clinical literature on end-of-life care for people with dementia. It is...

How nurses can help ease patient transitions to end of life care

01 October 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Moving from curative to palliative care is often difficult for patients, families and healthcare providers, because hospice or end of life care can be seen as a...

Support for the bereaved

14 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Features

Most people die in hospital, which means nurses need to be able to deal sensitively with relatives. Nurses are developing bereavement and end of life services.

Understanding depression in palliative and end-of-life care

02 December 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Depression in patients receiving palliative and end-of-life care is difficult to distinguish from grief and sadness. However, there are some important distinctions...

Understanding depression in palliative and end-of-life care

28 November 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

Depression in patients receiving palliative and end-of-life care is difficult to distinguish from grief and sadness. However, there are some important distinctions...

Management of diabetes in patients at the end of life

13 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder that is more common in patients with cancer than in the general population. The ethical dilemmas facing many healthcare...

A better death

10 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Features

The appalling care of patients at the end of life shown in a recent television documentary rightly shocked people. But, according to experts, this is no longer the...