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End of life care

How do hospital nurses experience end-of-life care provision? A creative phenomenological approach

Interpretive phenomenology was used as the methodology to explore the nurses' experience. The focus of interpretive phenomenology is on understanding the human experience of the ‘life-world’ and is...

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...

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...

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...

Preventing and managing device-related pressure ulcers in oncology

‘A DRPU involves interaction with a device or object that is in direct or indirect contact with skin, or implanted under the skin, causing focal and localised forces that deform the localised and...

Managing conversations with patients about death and dying

‘At death you break up: the bits that were you Start speeding away from each other for ever With no one to see.’ .

What are the challenges for nurses when providing end-of-life care in intensive care units?

A comprehensive literature search was conducted between March and July 2018. Key words and synonyms (end of life care, terminal care, nurses, challenges, delivering, provision, quality care, acute...

Using a frame of reference for talking to patients about death and dying

‘When for the last time you close your mouth your words and soul will belong to the world of no place no time.’.

Palliative care after the Liverpool Care Pathway: a study of staff experiences

Before conducting this research, a review of the literature was conducted in order to develop a wider understanding of professionals' experiences of working with the LCP. Both expert opinion and...

Addressing sexuality and intimacy in people living with Parkinson's during palliative care and at the end of life

‘Prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.’.

Patients' knowledge and opinions of ICDs during life, illness and at the time of death

The recommended procedure for deactivating an ICD involves consent from the patient and written instruction from the physician (Lampert et al, 2010). The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has endorsed...

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