End of Life Journal Archives

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Experiences of palliative care nurses in the utilisation of palliative sedation in a hospice setting

Irene Dwyer, Joan McCarthy

Background Palliative sedation, or bringing about a state of decreased or absent awareness (unconsciousness), is one of the therapies used in end-of-life healthcare settings in order to manage refractory symptoms such as pain, dyspnoea and distress. It is intended to relieve the burden of intolerable suffering of patients who are... Read full article

Undergraduate nursing students’ construction of a good and bad death

Oluwatomilayo (Tomi) Adesina, Anita De Bellis, Lana Zannettino

Background Nurses have a key role to play in ensuring that high-quality care is given to patients throughout their disease trajectory, including at the end of life. An increase in the ageing population in Western countries means that nurses are responsible for providing end-of-life care in a range of clinical... Read full article

Acceptability of Namaste Care for patients with advanced dementia being cared for in an acute hospital setting

Kimberley St John, Jonathan Koffman

Background Despite a quarter of acute hospital beds being occupied by people with dementia, many hospitals lack appropriate services to meet their holistic needs. Namaste Care is a sensory programme that has been developed to meet the spiritual needs of people in the more advanced stages of dementia. It has... Read full article

Service evaluation of community-based palliative care and a hospice-at-home service

Janet Wilson, Julie Steers, Kath Steele, James Turner, Allison Tinker

Background Hospices and other palliative and end-of-life care providers are required to develop services that aim to improve the quality of end-of-life care and choices for those living with or dying from a life-threatening illness. In 2010, an NHS clinical commissioning group in South Yorkshire, UK, produced a strategic plan... Read full article

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