End of Life Journal Archives

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A walk through bereavement theory

Isabel Dosser

This paper examines and discusses specific grief theories that have emerged over a number of years, resulting in an overview of some of the main theories for the reader. It aims to inform nurses and encourage further exploration of the subject, ultimately resulting in an evidence-based approach to bereavement support. Read full article

Dementia special interest group: shared learning across dementia, palliative and end-of-life care domains

Karen Harrison Dening, Marie Cooper

There is a growing impetus to improve care for people with dementia at the end of life and facilitate better access to palliative care. Some settings and services are concerned that they are ill equipped to care for this group of people, in respect to environment and knowledge and skills.... Read full article

Is sedation at the end of life compatible with the principles of palliative care?

Antonia Dean, Barbara Beard

Palliative sedation has been a matter of clinical debate for many years, largely due to uncertainty surrounding whether it may hasten death. Recently, it has also come under public and media scrutiny as part of the review of end-of-life practices initiated by concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway for the... Read full article

Non-Invasive Ventilation: New Challenges For Hospice Nurses

Ruth Palmer

Specialist palliative care units such as hospices are increasingly providing care for patients with non-malignant conditions. However, that means that palliative care nurses require education and training in the care of people with a variety of conditions, not just cancer. Also, palliative care nurses need to understand that they cannot... Read full article

Challenges of Domiciliary Carers when Providing End-of-Life Care

Heather Watson

Given the choice, most people would prefer to be cared for and die at home, if they are assured of high-quality care and proper support for their families/carers. Domiciliary care workers play a large role in the care of terminally ill people at home. However, the experiences of patients and... Read full article

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