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Advance care planning in a community setting

04 February 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the effects of implementing an advance care planning process within pilot sites in North Ayrshire in 2010, focusing on people with palliative care...

Advance care planning in dementia

19 August 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Advance care planning is the basis for delivering person-centred end of life care that accords with the wishes of the individual. It is important to support people...

Advance care planning: considerations for clinical practice

08 March 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process of establishing a person’s preferences and wishes, which can then be used to inform future care. These conversations are...

Applying the Preferred Priorities for Care document in practice

11 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient choice and control should be central to the delivery of high-quality, end of life care. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process through which a patient’s...

Optimising palliative and end of life care in hospital

13 June 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

The acute hospital setting is increasingly regarded as an important area for the delivery of palliative care. A significant number of patients with advanced,...

Palliative and end-of-life care for people living with dementia in care homes: part 2

29 June 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article, the second of two, provides healthcare practitioners with an overview of best practice in palliative and end-of-life care, including nutrition,...

Palliative and end of life care for people living with dementia in care homes: part 1

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

The terms palliative and end of life care are often used interchangeably and healthcare practitioners may perceive that palliative care is only appropriate during...

Palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease

06 May 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Non-malignant respiratory disease is a chronic life-limiting condition that requires holistic palliative care. Patients with non-malignant respiratory disease have a...

Treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

29 October 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease characterised by breathlessness, cough and sputum production. Progressively worsening...

Legal and ethical issues in end of life care: implications for primary health care

29 May 2015

Primary Health Care

CPD

Increasing numbers of patients are achieving their wish to die in the familiar surroundings of their own homes, which means that providing high quality,...