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Palliative Care

Introducing nurse prescribing in Gibraltar: the impact on palliative care

Palliative care is defined as the active holistic care of people with advanced, progressive illness (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2021). Specialist palliative care...

Experiences of surgical nurses in providing end-of-life care in an acute care setting: a qualitative study

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of surgical nurses while caring for the dying patient in an acute care setting..

Transitioning end-of-life care from hospital to the community: case report

This article concerns the case of Martin Jones (not his real name), aged 59 years, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He had undergone a partial pancreatectomy to remove the tumour and was...

Implementing technology to support the deteriorating patient in acute care: evaluating staff views

To explore nursing staff and healthcare support worker views regarding the upcoming implementation of an electronic documentation and reporting system for an EWS in a tertiary referral inner city...

Service evaluation of the bereavement care delivered in a UK intensive care unit

The main aim was to evaluate the service delivery of the bereavement care that is provided in a 20-bed general ICU. In addition, the study aimed to explore the experience of bereavement care currently...

Addressing patient sexuality issues in cancer and palliative care

There are many challenges to sexuality assessment and the barriers appear to be complex in nature. de Vocht et al (2011) examined the differences between patient expectations and those of health...

Psychological challenges for nurses working in palliative care and recommendations for self-care

Although research in the area remains limited, available studies suggest a number of core challenges facing palliative nurses. These include issues such as the practical challenges of palliative...

Stoma formation as a palliative procedure: the role of the clinical nurse specialist in maintaining quality of life

Stoma formation as a treatment for colorectal cancer involves bringing out a section of bowel onto the abdomen as either an ileostomy (from the ileum) or colostomy (from the colon). A bag is then worn...

Faith-sensitive end of life care for children, young people and their families

Many religions have a strong belief in the sanctity of life, which means that there may be concerns around treatments and care that can be perceived as hastening death, ranging from opioid pain relief...

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