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Influence of location on a good death

07 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

With the recent emphasis of the Department of Health on reducing unnecessary hospitalisation at the end of life and improving community care for people dying at...

Recognising and managing delirium in patients receiving palliative and end of life care

26 September 2018

Nursing Standard

end of life care

Delirium is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in patients with palliative and end of life care needs; therefore, providing effective care for patients, and...

Preserving familiarity: the care needs of people with intellectual disabilities at the end of life

11 August 2022

Learning Disability Practice

evidence and practice

Background There has been a significant increase in the life expectancy of people with intellectual disabilities. As a result, they experience life-limiting chronic...

Improving end of life care for adults

09 April 2014

Nursing Standard


With people being given more choice about where to die, it is important that healthcare professionals strive to assist a good death in all care settings. Death is a...

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...

Ethical issues arising from the assisted dying debate

13 June 2022

Nursing Standard

Ethical issues

The assisted dying debate is complex, with confusion over definitions and the stance taken by professional bodies. It can also be challenging to make sense of the...

Preventing and managing pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care

09 June 2021

Nursing Older People

Wound care

Pressure ulcers are more common in patients being cared for in palliative care settings than in the general population. Patients with life-limiting illnesses are...

Overcoming challenges in community end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic

05 May 2021

Nursing Standard

end of life care

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly affected people at the end of life who are being cared for in community settings, as well as their...

Challenges and facilitators in providing effective end of life care in intensive care units

15 April 2019

Nursing Standard

end of life care

Caring for patients who are at the end of their lives is an essential aspect of practice in intensive care units (ICUs). While intensive care is one of the...

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...