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maandag 22 oktober 2018

Timing of referral for hospice-based palliative care varies nationwide

Timing of referral for hospice-based palliative care varies nationwide
A large retrospective study by the National Institute for Health Research has found nationwide variation in the timing of referral to hospice care. Older people were referred closer to death than...
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On-site haemodialysis for prisoners with end-stage kidney disease
At HMP Full Sutton, prisoners with end-stage kidney disease receive on-site haemodialysis. This initiative won the Managing Long-term Conditions category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
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Legal issues in end-of-life care 1: the adult patient
This article explores the legal issues nurses may face when caring for adults at the end of life. It outlines the legal mechanisms that help nurses support their patients' wishes
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Patient and public involvement: lessons from a research project
This article reflects on the experience of using patient and public involvement as part of a piece of patient safety research. It comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
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Designing an electronic holistic needs assessment form
Clinical specialist nurses at Leeds Cancer Centre have developed an electronic form that increases the use and quality of holistic needs assessments for cancer patients
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Training advanced practitioners to perform lumbar puncture
At Aintree University Hospital, advanced nurse practitioners working in the acute medical unit receive training in lumbar puncture and are now training junior doctors
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