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The perspectives of bereaved relatives and clinicians about sedation in end of life care: insights from qualitative case studies
Background There are few studies which compare the experiences of clinical staff and bereaved relatives about sedation use in end of life care. Aim To report aspects of the UNBIASED study (UK, Netherlands and Belgium ...
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 ...
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 ...
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: ...
Using continuous sedation until death for cancer patients: A qualitative interview study of physicians’ and nurses’ practice in three European countries
BACKGROUND: Extensive debate surrounds the practice of continuous sedation until death to control refractory symptoms in terminal cancer care. We examined reported practice of United Kingdom, Belgian and Dutch physicians ...