An electronic resource to support staff providing end of life care
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An electronic resource to support staff providing end of life care

Philippa Pordes Privacy and dignity matron, Emergency Care Division, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Crewe
Angela Ashcroft End of life care facilitators, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Crewe, Cheshire Hospices Education, Winsford
Pauline Williams End of life care facilitators, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Crewe, Cheshire Hospices Education, Winsford

The Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy provided the opportunity to develop effective care, regardless of the setting. However, providing end of life care is challenging for all healthcare practitioners, with each care setting experiencing unique challenges. Within one acute NHS trust, the challenges of identifying and diagnosing dying were identified. An electronic resource tool was developed to aid prognostication and provide a single point of reference to assist healthcare practitioners in improving end of life care for patients in an acute hospital setting.

Nursing Standard. 26, 12,41-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.11.26.12.41.c8830

Correspondence

pauline-w@che.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review