TITLE

Recognising and managing key transitions in end of life care

AUTHOR(S)
Boyd, Kirsty; Murray, Scott A.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/25/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7774, p649
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers advice on the recognition of end of life transitions. It emphasizes the benefit of supportive and palliative care to the delivery of better end of life care and provides ideas on how to analyze such benefit on an individual basis. The use of clinical indicators to identify patients for supportive and palliative care assessment is explained. In addition, the authors discuss the role of primary care teams and hospital specialists in assessing patients for and providing supportive and palliative care. They also cite the challenges posed by changing the goals of care in patients with long-term conditions.
ACCESSION #
54352264

 

Related Articles

  • Death during transfer of a palliative care patient. Pease, N. J.; Finlay, I. F. // Palliative Medicine;Jul2008, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p671 

    This short report illustrates the potential confusion that exists when terminally ill patients die during transfer between places of care. The report documents the legal requirements necessary if a terminally ill patient dies during transfer and raises the debate regarding what policies and...

  • Palliative care research - time to intensify international collaboration. Kaasa, S. // Palliative Medicine;Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p301 

    The article discusses that the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (EAPC RN) organized its first research forum in Berlin in 2000 with 200 abstracts concerning palliative care. The EAPC RN aims to play an active role and aims to be an open arena for palliative care research...

  • Dying matters: let's talk about it. Seymour, Jane E.; French, Jeff; Richardson, Eve // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/25/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7774, p646 

    The authors emphasize the significance of educating the public about palliative care and encouraging dialogue on end of life issues. The authors argue that although the awareness of one's own mortality is a human characteristic, people find it hard to talk about death with someone close to them....

  • The 8th Palliative Care Congress 2010.  // Palliative Medicine;Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p572 

    The article presents abstracts on palliative care which include the use construction of identity for people dying in residential aged care facilities in Australia, accessing out-of- hours care following the implementation of the GMS contract: an observational study, and attitudes of first and...

  • Beyond Pain Management: A Primer For Providing Quality End-of-life Care. Tomko, Linda P.; Maxwell, Terri L. // Internet Journal of Pain, Symptom Control & Palliative Care;2001, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p4 

    Providing excellent care for a dying patient is something all patients deserve. Hospices and palliative care centers exist in many areas to aid primary care physicians and patients through this difficult time. It is important to remember that most patients want to prepare for death, if at all...

  • End-of-life care preferences being ignored, say NHS bosses.  // Nursing Older People;Jan2006, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p4 

    The article reports on the ignorance of the wishes of terminally ill people who would prefer to die at home. It has been discovered that of the 530,000 people who die in England each year, just over half die in hospital. But few choose hospital as their preferred place of death and most would...

  • The PhoenixCare Program. Lockhart, Carol; Volk-Craft, Barbara E.; Hamilton, Gillian; Aiken, Leona S.; Williams, Frank G. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Dec2003, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p1001 

    In response to a perceived need for patient access to palliative care and supportive services prior to hospice eligibility, Phoenix-based Hospice of the Valley (HOV) applied for and received a 3-year demonstration grant (1999–2001) from The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Promoting Excellence...

  • Reliable comfort and meaningfulness. Lynn, Joanne // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/26/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7650, p958 

    The author reflects on palliative care for terminally ill patients. She suggests that to have any quality of life before dying terminally ill patients need confidence that their healthcare system ensures excellent medical diagnosis and treatment. She argues that medical care that is tailored to...

  • A systematic review of specialised palliative care for terminal patients: which model is better? García-Pérez, L.; Linertová, R.; Martín-Olivera, R.; Serrano-Aguilar, P.; Benítez-Rosario, M. A. // Palliative Medicine;Jan2009, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p17 

    There is evidence of improved effectiveness of specialised palliative care for terminally ill patients in comparison to conventional care. However, there is uncertainty about which model is better. The objective of this systematic review was to identify studies that compare specialised...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics