End of Life Journal
In this issue
Spring 2013 Vol 3 Issue 2
Clinical Practice Development
Nursing Case Review
National End of Life Care Programme update
Spring 2013 Vol 3 Issue 2
End of Life Journal is free, online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care.
It is primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. However, many articles will also be of interest to the specialist palliative care nursing audience as well as members of the wider multidisciplinary team.
The journal focuses on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.
End of life journal ISSN 2047-6361 (online)
Nursing assignments on end-of-life care
End of Life Journal is keen to support the publication of nursing assignments and help first-time nurse authors throughout the whole publishing process.
If you have written an assignment on any aspect of end-of-life care and are interested in getting it published, then please email it to the Editor, Helen Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to assess whether she thinks we could adapt your assignment into an article.
Book launch - Potential and Possibility: Rehabilitation at End of Life: Physiotherapy in Palliative Care
Editors: Taylor J, Simader R, Nieland P
German and English language versions available
Alleviation, rehabilitation and participation are the cornerstones of not only palliative care but also physiotherapy. Hence, physiotherapists are indisputable sources of strength to patients with life-limiting illnesses. This book is the first of its kind to paint a comprehensive picture of the concepts and vision of palliative physiotherapy from both an authoritative and empathetic perspective. From paediatrics to geriatrics, from the early stages of a disease to the terminal phase, international experts provide a structured guide to the wide-ranging possibilities that physiotherapy has to offer as part of end-of-life care. Comprehensive advice as well as practical tips can be found in case studies and personal accounts. Insight is provided to clinical and non-clinical aspects as well as appropriate contextual information, for example:
- Common symptoms such as pain, breathlessness, oedema, fatigue, weakness, anxiety or dementia
- Medication, symptoms of cord compression and other palliative care emergencies
- Special features of paediatric palliative care
- Communication with patients and their families
- Ethics, intercultural proficiency and spirituality
- Opportunities for therapist self-care
More information on this new book and how it can be purchased can be found on the website: http://www.palliative-physio.eu/*
King's College London: Developing leaders in palliative care
Palliative Care MSc, PG Dip/ Cert and short courses
Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care
King’s long established Palliative Care MSc, developed with St Christopher’s Hospice, has supported the career development of hundreds of healthcare professionals who are now advancing palliative care practice and policy both nationally and internationally. The programme is designed to help health and social care professionals develop the skills necessary to appraise research and evidence on palliative care, and to improve clinical practice and lead services.
Many past students have progressed to senior management roles and have published their research in high impact peer reviewed journals.
- Suitable for nurses working in palliative care and related areas.
- Teaching staff are key academics, practitioners and policy-makers in the field of palliative care.
- Flexible study options: Part-time and full-time options and stand alone modules.
- Supportive learning environment in purpose built state of the art Cicely Saunders Institute.