Establishing specialist palliative care provision for care homes
Patricia Hirst Macmillan clinical nurse specialist, Palliative care (care homes), Eastern Wakefield and Wakefield West primary care trust She was also the winner of the 2003 Nursing Standard Cancer Nursing Award
As the British population ages, it is increasingly common for elderly patients with incurable chronic illness to die in care homes. Yet, residents of care homes have limited access to palliative care. This article describes efforts to integrate such care provision across the Wakefield district.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 3, 2, 29-32. doi: 10.7748/cnp2004.03.3.2.29.c111