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Brian Nyatanga

Academic Lead for Centre fror Palliative Care, University of Worcester

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The struggle for assisted dying in the UK: lessons from Western Australia

First, we have to accept that the UK is still struggling with this legislative dilemma that would allow patients the choice to request assistance to die when they experience unbearable progressive...

Improving palliative care access

To do this successfully, an awareness and recognition of the reasons why these groups may be reluctant or find it hard to access services is important.

Delivering palliative care in the post-pandemic era

It is most likely, given the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people of colour in the UK, that the same population group will experience a high post-pandemic burden. People affected by the virus...

Achieving palliative care access for all: a lens on Scotland

It is evident that there was a marked increase in palliative care research studies being conducted in Scotland (Finucane et al, 2018), although only four addressed children's issues. Most of the...

A lens on international palliative care nursing in the community

Mainly delivered by nurses who are dually trained in palliative and community nursing, the success of this model depends on support from local GPs. Here, palliative care is delivered to terminally ill...

When death is part of us: supporting community nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

The literature is full of strategies for supporting families during and after death. For example, one modern approach is the dual process model for coping in bereavement developed by Stroebe and Schut...

Frailty and the need for palliative care

It is to the benefit of patients if all services worked together, and, where two services (e.g. CGA and palliative care) have much in common, that the needs of the patient at the time determine who...

Rethinking suffering in palliative care

At a glance, we can see that the argument to postpone death suggests prolonging life, and inherent with this should also an assessment of the quality of life. Conversely, hastening death translates to...

Understanding emotional pain in palliative care

To understand emotional pain is to appreciate the sum total of the emotions experienced by the patient's relations, as well as the complexity of these emotions. Emotions are intertwined and can...

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