BJN: Dying to care: dignity at end of life

British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 21, Iss. 21, 22 Nov 2012, pp 1295

November is always a sad month for me -full of past but ever-present family bereavement and sadness. It always makes me dwell on dying and death from a personal and professional perspective and from both, I see the development of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) as a significant improvement in care.

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BJN: Teaching and Learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 11: seminars

British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 21, Iss. 21, 22 Nov 2012, pp 1287

If you are working in a clinical area and have some involvement with students, you may well see part of that role as teaching them about the sort of conditions and care that your patients require. You may also think that you have to do that by conducting mini lectures. Have you tried using seminars in your clinical area?

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Palliative Care roundup

A tormented death: End of life care for people with dementia

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 04:34 AM PDT

Source: British Journal of Nursing 2012, 21(12), p723 – 727

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: June 2012

In a nutshell: District nurses are often faced with difficulties when patients with dementia lack the capacity to express how they feel and the family has to make end-of-life decisions for the sufferer. Although 25% of palliative care is concerned with controlling physical symptoms, health professionals are sometimes faced with challenges when one co-morbidity masks another. The GP-patient relationship is central to improving overall care for these vulnerable patients and there is a continual need for a workforce to be trained and empowered to provide care with precision. This article discusses the importance of correct diagnosis during end-of-life care and makes recommendations on how this can be achieved.

Length of publication:5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: Internurse.com