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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 ...
Healthcare for Older People Research in Leicestershire
(University of Nottingham, 2019-04)
Academic geriatric medicine in Leicester . There has never been a better time to consider joining us. We have recently appointed a Professor in Geriatric Medicine, alongside Tom Robinson in stroke and Victoria ...
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: ...
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, ...
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 ...