End of Life Journal Archives

Content tagged with Advance care planning

End-of-life care for patients on haemodialysis

Mitesh Patel, Jyoti Baharani

Many patients with chronic illness will require end-of-life (EOL) care. This is the case with many patients who suffer from chronic kidney disease. When patients start haemodialysis (HD), the nuances of care for kidney disease take over. Often, when these patients reach the EOL, this is not always recognised, resulting... Read full article

Advance decisions: worth the paper they are (not) written on?

Richard Huxtable

Law and policy in England and Wales permit individuals to set down, in advance of future incapacity, their wishes as to what medical treatment they would want—and, particularly, not want—to receive in the future. A House of Lords Select Committee has, however, recently found that the reality of advance decision-making... Read full article

Maintaining Dignity at the end of life in the Emergency Department

Pippa Deith

The main aims of nursing care at the end of life include relieving suffering, improving sense of wellbeing and helping patients to die peacefully and with dignity. Dignity at the end of life is a subjective concept. However, there are certain fundamental principles that are deemed essential to the maintenance... Read full article

Role Modelling GSF Principles of end-of-life Care to Care Homes

Barbara Kenyon

Residents in care homes providing nursing care are becoming increasingly frail and dependent, with 80% having dementia or severe memory problems. Currently, 19% of the UK population die in care homes each year. Care homes (especially care homes providing nursing care) have an important role in the care of dying... Read full article

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