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Palliative Care

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...

Carer and staff perceptions of end-of-life care provision: case of a hospice-at-home service

The evaluation was carried out between July and December 2016, using a mixed-methods approach (Creswell and Creswell, 2018). This paper presents the qualitative findings from family carer and staff...

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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