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End-of-life care for non-cancer patients
Risperidone-induced neutropenia : an adverse side-effect in the palliative management of delirium in a patient with lymphoma
Life-sustaining medical devices at the end of life
Subcutaneous furosemide as palliative treatment in patients with advanced and terminal-phase heart failure
Withdrawal of life-sustaining medical devices at the end of life
Response to withdrawal of life-sustaining medical devices and advance care planning
Using care profiles as a catalyst for improving end of life commissioning, involvement and service delivery
How to design and implement palliative care public health programmes : foundation measures. An operational paper by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Palliative Care Programmes at the Catalan Institute of Oncology
An exploration of the word ‘palliative’ in the 19th century : searching the BMJ archives for clues
News and updates from palliativedrugs.com
Articles of interest in other scholarly journals
Public attitudes to death and dying in the UK : a review of published literature
Defining the palliative care patient : its challenges and implications for service delivery
Development of a generic working definition of ‘supportive care’
Cultural understanding in the provision of supportive and palliative care : perspectives in relation to an indigenous population
Collaborative palliative care for advanced heart failure : outcomes and costs from the ‘Better Together’ pilot study
Who, why and when : stroke care unit patients seen by a palliative care service within a large metropolitan teaching hospital
‘I wish I knew more ...’ the end-of-life planning and information needs for end-stage fibrotic interstitial lung disease : views of patients, carers and health professionals
Anticipatory prescribing in terminal care at home : what challenges do community health professionals encounter?
Uptake of methylnaltrexone in Australian patients with opioid-induced constipation : a review of the number of prescriptions presented in the first 12 months of subsidisation
Paediatric palliative care : intravenous methylnaltrexone relieves constipation
Interpreting educational evidence for practice : are autopsies a missed educational opportunity to learn core palliative care principles?
Instruments used to measure the effectiveness of palliative care education initiatives at the undergraduate level : a critical literature review
‘Heart Failure : From Advanced Disease to Bereavement’, by Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg and James Beattie
‘Dignity Therapy : Final Words for Final Days’, by Harvey Max Chochinov
The Death-Bed
LIVING AND DYING WITH LIVER FAILURE : A SERIAL INTERVIEW STUDY
THE BEHAVIOUR AND PAIN (BEPAID) STUDY : DEMENTIA PATIENTS WHO DIE IN THE ACUTE HOSPITAL
PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE IN PRISONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES : DO INEQUALITIES EXIST? A SURVEY OF HEALTHCARE MANAGERS
A NATIONAL SURVEY EXPLORING VIEWS AND EXPERIENCE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ABOUT TRANSFERRING PATIENTS FROM CRITICAL CARE HOME TO DIE
FAMILY CARERS' DELIVERY OF MEDICATIONS FOR THE PERSON DYING AT HOME : PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM THE ‘UNPACKING THE HOME’ STUDY
PATIENTS AND CARERS EXPERIENCE OF LIVING WITH A COMPLEX AND RARE NEUROLOGICAL AND PALLIATIVE DIAGNOSIS
PSYCHO-STIMULANTS FOR DEPRESSION : A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF EVIDENCE FROM RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS
VARIATION IN THE CARE OF BLOOD AND BOWEL CANCER PATIENTS AT THE END OF LIFE : FEASIBILITY OF USING HOSPITAL EPISODE STATISTICS TO EXAMINE NATIONAL PATTERNS
PLACE OF CARE TOWARDS THE END OF LIFE IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LIFE-THREATENING AND LIFE-LIMITING CONDITIONS : A LITERATURE REVIEW
A MISMATCH OF EXPECTATIONS? POWER, HIERARCHY AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CLINICAL STAFF AND THE OLDER PERSON APPROACHING END-OF-LIFE AND THEIR OLDER LOVED ONES
MORECARE CAPACITY : MENTAL CAPACITY AND PROCESSES OF CONSENT FOR RESEARCH ON END-OF-LIFE CARE
HANDLE WITH CARE : ADVANCE CARE PLANNING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH PALLIATIVE CARE NEEDS
CHANGES IN PLACE OF DEATH PREFERENCES IN PATIENTS RECEIVING SPECIALIST PALLIATIVE CARE : A RETROSPECTIVE CASE NOTE REVIEW
REMOTE AND RURAL : THE FORGOTTEN INEQUITY
ARE PALLIATIVE CARE RESEARCH SAMPLES BIASED? RESULTS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH EXPERIENCED PALLIATIVE CARE STAFF
ENCOURAGING AND DISCOURAGING TALK ABOUT ILLNESS PROGRESSION, DYING AND DEATH : A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
A PHASE I-II FEASIBILITY TRIAL OF CANCER CARER MEDICINES MANAGEMENT : AN OVERVIEW
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS : EVALUATING A MARIE CURIE HOSPICE PROJECT AIMED AT IMPROVING ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE BY MINORITY ETHNIC GROUPS
BROADENING ACCESS; AN INTEGRATED SPECIALIST NURSE LED PALLIATIVE CARE CLINIC WITHIN A GENERAL PRACTICE SETTING
‘NEW’ POPULATION, NEW CHALLENGES : YOUNG ADULTS IN PALLIATIVE CARE
A STUDY OF SOCIOECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE AND END-OF-LIFE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR OLDER PEOPLE WITH HEART FAILURE AND LUNG CANCER IN ENGLAND
RECOGNISING THE INFLUENCE OF INTER-PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS ON END OF LIFE CARE TRANSITIONS : VIEWS OF BEREAVED CARERS AND PROFESSIONALS
AN EVALUATION OF THE MARIE CURIE HELPER SERVICE
AN INTRODUCTION TO BRIGHTLIGHT ON END OF LIFE CARE FOR YOUNG ADULTS : WHAT DO YOUNG ADULTS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES NEED AND HOW CAN IT BEST BE DELIVERED?
IMPROVING THE DELIVERY OF HIV OUTPATIENT SERVICES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
HOW REPRESENTATIVE ARE PATIENTS WHO ACCESS THE MARIE CURIE NURSING SERVICE OF THE POPULATION OF PEOPLE WHO DIE EACH YEAR IN ENGLAND?