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Good practice in helping clients cope with terminal illness

01 July 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities reviewed the deaths over a two-year period of all people with learning...

Practitioner to researcher: reflections on the journey

01 July 2007

Nurse Researcher


Cara J Bailey is embarking on a study of end-of-life issues in an emergency department where she is known. Being a ‘familiar face’ among the department’s staff...

Stay in touch

19 September 2006

Nursing Standard


Touch is used in many cultures as a means of relating directly with another person. In this seventh article in our Heart of Nursing series, we look at how touch,...

Using reflection in a critical care unit

09 January 1996

Nursing Standard

CLINICAL transcultural nursing

Reflection is an aptitude which can be used and refined by nurses to underpin their practice. It can also help nurses develop their practice by identifying and...

An educational programme for end of life care in an acute setting

12 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

End of life care should be incorporated in all stages of nurse training. This article describes the development of a multiprofessional education programme for staff...

Benefits of using the Liverpool Care Pathway in end of life care

25 April 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is an integrated care pathway used to manage terminally ill patients in their final days or hours of life. It was developed by the...

Spiritual care at the end of life

11 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

With increasing focus on providing spiritual care at the end of life, healthcare professionals and those involved in policy development are questioning how to make a...

Managing the emotional aspects of end of life care for children and young people

01 September 2010

Paediatric Nursing


Caring for a child at the end of life stage is one of the greatest challenges a nurse can encounter in practice. The way professionals help support, maintain and...

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...

One chance to get it right

17 October 2007

Nursing Standard


Sheila Payne’s work at Lancaster University brings together the high-tech and basic – but essential – aspects of end-of-life care.