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Practice improvement as a result of an end of life care programme for care homes

31 March 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

This article explores practice outcomes from a Six Steps+ programme for end of life care (EoLC) delivered in care homes in the south of England. The education...

Learning outcomes from an end of life care training programme

30 March 2016

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) programme was designed by St Christopher’s Hospice to enable and empower teams of health and social care practitioners...

Delivering a positive experience

04 September 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


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


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


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...

Open AccessOC13 – Parents’ support needs during and following the death of their baby

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Complex health care and chronic disease management. Introduction: Support for bereaved parents after the death of a baby in the neonatal period is variable in...

Supporting people who have dementia to die with dignity

22 June 2009

Nursing Older People


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...

Caring for people with end-stage dementia

25 March 2010

Nursing Older People


This article considers the role of palliative care in the management of patients with dementia. It aims to broaden the knowledge of nurses providing general care as...

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...

Dying in good hands

14 July 2009

Nursing Standard


The End of Life Care Strategy, published a year ago, sets out best practice. Nurses are starting to deliver the strategy but more needs to be done.