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An evaluation of routine specialist palliative care for patients on the Liverpool Care Pathway
Introduction: This report describes a service evaluation of the 'added value' of routine specialist palliative care team (SPCT) involvement with patients on the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP). Methods: ...
Selecting absorbent continence pads for people with dementia
(EMAP Publishing, 2018-04-30)
Incontinence is a common problem in people with dementia and can be due to a complex combination of physical and functional issues. This article reports on a product evaluation of pant-style continence pads, which found ...
Administering anticipatory medications in end-of-life care: A qualitative study of nursing practice in the community and in nursing homes
Background: In the United Kingdom, an approach to improving end-of-life care has been the introduction of ‘just in case’ or ‘anticipatory’ medications. Nurses are often responsible for deciding when to use anticipatory ...
The involvement of cancer patients in the four stages of decision-making preceding continuous sedation until death: A qualitative study
Background: Involving patients in decision-making is considered to be particularly appropriate towards the end of life. Professional guidelines emphasize that the decision to initiate continuous sedation should be ...
Mental health and well‐being in parents of excessively crying infants: Prospective evaluation of a support package
Background: During the first 4 months of age, approximately 20% of infants cry a lot without an apparent reason. Most research has targeted the crying, but the impact of the crying on parents, and subsequent outcomes, ...
An exploration of the experience of using the TENA Pants product compared to usual continence products as perceived by carers of people with dementia in care homes
(ESSITY UK Ltd, 2018)
Abstract: Incontinence is a common symptom experienced by many older people with dementia, with an increased prevalence noted in care home settings when compared to community dwellings. Incontinence may often be a reason ...
Building and sustaining work engagement – a participatory action intervention to increase work engagement in nursing staff
This study evaluated whether a participatory action research intervention with nursing staff on acute care older people National Health Service wards in the United Kingdom was effective for increasing work engagement. ...
The Complexity of Nurses' Attitudes and Practice of Sedation at the End of Life: A Systematic Literature Review
(Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2014-05)
CONTEXT: Sedation is administered to some palliative care patients at the end of their life. Nurses play an important role in this practice. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the evidence on nurses' attitudes and ...
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