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Collaborative model for end-stage dementia care

01 April 2010

Mental Health Practice


Healthcare practitioners working with people with dementia are often asked by the carer: ‘When will my partner need to go to a nursing home?’ This article presents...

Implications for carers of terminally ill patients dying at home

18 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Most terminally ill patients will express a wish to die at home. To achieve this, patients must rely on the support of family carers, who may experience emotional...

The preferred place of care for people who are dying

09 July 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article considers the factors that influence where people with learning disabilities are cared for at the end of life, and where they die. It is based on the...

Family members’ and carers’ perceptions of palliative care provided by district nurses

16 October 2019

Primary Health Care

end of life

The aim of this literature review was to analyse the available evidence from families and carers of patients with life-limiting conditions to identify any...

Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

end of life care / CPD

Carers have a vital role in end of life care in all settings. They are essential in enabling people to live at home at the end of their lives. Carers give and...

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

15 July 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

Dementia is the leading cause of death in England and Wales, but traditionally it has not been considered a terminal or life-limiting condition. As a result, little...

Evaluating a palliative care education programme for domiciliary care workers

29 April 2020

Nursing Older People

Service evaluation

Background Many domiciliary care workers have reported low confidence and isolation when delivering end of life care in patients’ homes. Project Extension for...

Role of the community nurse in supporting person-centred end of life care

10 August 2022

Primary Health Care


Supporting end of life care is an important part of community nursing. Pressures on community nurses are ever-increasing as they strive to meet the needs of patients...