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Palliative care

Death, dying and caring: exploring the student nurse experience of palliative and end-of-life education

Metasynthesis is a systematic and comprehensive scientific inquiry that takes and integrates all the findings across a set of reports, resulting in a complete description of the experience under...

Level 2 clinical supervision for community practitioners working with palliative and end-of-life care patients

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2004) guidance describes a four-tier model for the assessment and management of mental health difficulties in patients with cancer..

Nutrition in palliative care: issues, perceptions and opportunities to improve care for patients

Many patients experience profound symptoms during and after cancer treatment, which may result from the local effects of the cancer itself, the metabolic response to the cancer, including cachexia,...

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..

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...

Implementation and evaluation of a palliative and end-of-life care peer-learning initiative

The medical model of patient care adopted by many clinicians does not always allow for a holistic approach (Dobson, 2017). And the level of palliative care experience and end-of-life training received...

Assessment of cancer-related fatigue among Jordanian patients: a cross-sectional survey

Cancer-related fatigue usually persists for a long period after the patient receives curative treatment (Horneber et al, 2012). A survey of 1294 former patients who had been diagnosed with breast,...

Palliative radiotherapy: what do nurses know?

To obtain an accurate representation of what is understood about palliative radiotherapy, a purposive sample of nurses who worked in oncology and palliative care specialist areas was selected. An...

Nursing considerations for supporting cancer patients with metastatic spinal cord compression: a literature review

The search used key words precisely focused to understand the impact and management of MSCC (Box 1). Contextually synonymous key words were included to extend the breadth of available literature....

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...

A review of the literature on family decision-making at end of life precipitating hospital admission

There is extensive literature about preference for place of death, which overwhelmingly identifies home as the preferred choice and dying in hospital as the least preferred option for the majority,...

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