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Facilitating healthy deaths at scale

‘I could never have imagined how difficult the position of caregiver at end-of-life would be and…. the stress on us as a family cannot be overstated’. .

Type 2 diabetes: an update for community nurses

Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterised by elevated levels of blood glucose (or blood sugar), which over time, can lead to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and...

Diet and stoma care

Health professionals in the community-including both nurses and dietitians-can play a key role in supporting patients to achieve a balanced diet, avoiding nutritional deficiencies, achieving optimal...

Patient decisions in a domiciliary setting

There are numerous reasons why a patient may want, or require, a practitioner's help in making a decision while receiving treatment and care at home. The most obvious need is for information and...

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Evaluation of the quality of palliative home care for cancer patients in Cyprus: a cross-sectional study

The results provide data related to the objectives set during the design of this study. More specifically, data was collected evaluating the quality of home PC among cancer patients in Cyprus. Data...

Good leadership

The Messenger (2022) report referred to the NHS's ‘institutional inadequacy in the way that leadership and management is trained, developed and valued…it is…a federated ecosystem where complex...

Dexamethasone as an adjunct to pain management following knee surgery

In a recently published study, Gasbjerg et al (2022) explored dexamethasone as an analgesic adjuvant in multimodal pain management following total knee arthroplasty; the authors examined the effects...

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Uncertainty, COVID-19, dignity and palliative care

It is clear that a number of factors are at play when achieving dignity in dying and death, and these can differ with people. However, there are common factors associated with dignity, such as:...

Anticipatory grief and bereavement: the perspective of an individual with autism

A broadly autoethnographic approach was adopted in conceptualising and writing this article. The language used is intentionally ‘informal’, as a letter composed in a more academic style and language...

Roles and responsibilities of the community palliative care key worker: a scoping review

This review sought to provide an overview of the existing literature on the role and responsibilities of the palliative care key worker. Despite being advocated in policies and guidelines (NICE, 2004;...

Exploring the experiences of a community palliative care team as services were adapted to meet the demand of the COVID-19 pandemic

The challenge of meeting palliative care demands resulting from the pandemic reflected known workforce shortages, and the need for an improvement in collaborative working in community services (The...

Grief in older people

‘Complicated grief is more common in older adults, partly because they experience multiple losses which may accumulate over time, but also because they have fewer support and coping resources while...

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Equality, diversity and inclusive leadership in palliative care

‘For a report like this to have the impact intended, it needs to speak to the community it affects.’ .

Caring for older LGBT+ people

Unfortunately, many LGBT+ people are distrustful of healthcare, often having a reluctance to fully engage with it. This is due to the prevalence of homophobia..

Sublingual apomorphine therapy as an alternative to complex continuous infusion pumps in advanced Parkinson's disease treatment: a district nurse-led intervention

The usual route for apomorphine delivery has been subcutaneous, and it is licensed for treatment via administration of injection or infusion in the UK (Table 2). The indication for subcutaneous...

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