End of Life Journal Archives

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Knowledge and Skills Needed by Informal Carers to Look After Terminally Ill Patients at Home

Josaleen Connolly, Dr Stuart Milligan

Background: The majority of terminally ill people wish to remain, and be cared for, at home by family members with the support of the community care team. However, informal carers tend to feel unprepared for the caring role, are often elderly, have varying levels of support and suffer stress and... Read full article

End-of-life care for the British Asian Hindu Community: Preferences and Solutions

Sarah Frearson, Jane Henderson, Bharti Raval, Charles Daniels, Geraldine Burke, Jonathan Koffman

Background: In the UK, most people prefer to die at home but many still die in hospital. People from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups are even more likely to die in hospital. Little is known about their preferences for location of care at the end of life. Aim: To... Read full article

Postmortem/Last Offices Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by US Licensed Funeral Directors

Dr Mikel W Hand

Background: The provision of appropriate physical postmortem nursing care, or last offices, is important for all deceased people, particularly if further preparation is required by the funeral director for the purpose of open-casket viewing. However, the effectiveness of nursing practices in this regard has been the subject of minimal empirical... Read full article

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