Views of relatives, carers and staff on end of life care pathways
Jackson, Ann, Purkis, Judith, Burnham, Elizabeth, Lewando Hundt, Gillian and Blaxter, Loraine. (2010) Views of relatives, carers and staff on end of life care pathways. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, Vol.17 (No.10). pp. 22-26. ISSN 1354-5752Full text not available from this repository.
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More people die in hospital than at home (Department of Health (DH) 2008). Yet, many people do not want to die in hospital, which can be an inappropriate environment for end of life care. The government's end of life care strategy (DH 2008) and the NHS (2009) end of life care programme (EOLCP) state that people should be able to choose where they die. This article reports on the findings of a study on end of life care of decisions by patients, relatives and care professionals, and their perceptions of care pathways in the last 48 hours of life. It also highlights the challenges that must be overcome in acute and community settings for the aims of the EOLCP to be met.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences > Social Science & Systems in Health (SSSH)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Terminal care -- Evaluation, Families of the terminally ill, Caregivers|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association|
|Publisher:||R C N Publishing Co.|
|Page Range:||pp. 22-26|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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