Tag Archives: palliative care

On SAGE Insight: Advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care interventions for homeless people: A systematic review

From Palliative Medicine Homelessness is a social and health issue with serious implications for palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care delivery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the evidence surrounding advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care interventions. … Continue reading

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Past trends and projections of hospital deaths to inform the integration of palliative care

Past trends and projections of hospital deaths to inform the integration of palliative care in one of the most ageing countries in the world From Palliative Medicine This study shows that regardless of the scenario considered, and if current trends … Continue reading

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How effective is the Liverpool Care Pathway on the quality of end-of-life care provided to adult cancer patients during their last week of life in hospital?

The Liverpool Care Pathway for cancer patients dying in hospital medical wards: A before–after cluster phase II trial of outcomes reported by family members From Palliative Medicine Death in hospital remains very common for cancer patients in developed countries. Although … Continue reading

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Spiritual needs and spiritual care for veterans at end of life and their families

From American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Spiritual care is an important domain of palliative care programs across the country and in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System specifically. This qualitative study provides insights into spirituality, spiritual needs, and … Continue reading

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UK death in a home setting on the rise

Reversal of the British trends in place of death: Time series analysis 2004–2010 From Palliative Medicine Although around two thirds of us would prefer to die at home, in the developed world the trend in recent years has been for … Continue reading

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Do prisoners have the right to die at home?

Care or custody? An evaluation of palliative care in prisons in North West England   From Palliative Medicine There has been much reaction to the issue of granting prisoners compassionate leave to die at home. The high profile debate has … Continue reading

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