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Palliative care

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’. .

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...

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:...

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...

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.’ .

Being the asset in palliative care

Community nurses (CN) in charge of providing palliative and end of life care are central to the quality of care provided, and by extension, the dignity in death afforded to these people. When viewed...

Incontinence in palliative care: assessment to promote dignity

UI has a stigma and can cause an individual to hide symptoms and avoid seeking appropriate help (Payne, 2017; Smith et al, 2019), often causing a communication barrier with the DN. Incontinence can...

Storytelling in palliative care

‘… you think about things that you haven't thought about in a long time, and that gives you some pleasure … you can pass them onto future generations of the family.’ .

Reflecting on caring and death anxiety during the pandemic

It is important to make the point that death is the extinction of life. Therefore, we can say that, inevitably, death is a primordial and primary source of anxiety experienced when we care, as most...

Assuring good deaths at home

‘It is to be hoped that “building back better” following the pandemic will include strategies to reduce social isolation, especially among the vulnerable and those at the end of their lives.’ .

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