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International Journal of Palliative Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087755/palliative-care-for-people-with-advanced-major-neuro-cognitive-disorders
#1
Jacqueline Crowther, John Costello
Major neuro-cognitive disorders are life-limiting illnesses. However, unlike other life-limiting illnesses, the disease trajectory is often long, protracted and unpredictable. Prognostication of end of life can be problematic and access to specialist palliative care services, including hospice, are limited, variable and inequitable, resulting in negative experiences at this time. Major neuro-cognitive disorders will be discussed initially in broad terms, considering the most common types and symptoms. Palliative and end-of-life care, including legal and ethical issues, are addressed and awareness raised of different types of major neuro-cognitive disorders, common symptoms and common nursing problems associated with major neuro-cognitive disorders at end of life...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087754/integrating-a-palliative-care-approach-into-nursing-care-homes-for-older-people
#2
David Smith, Sarah Brown
Societies throughout the world are ageing and the proportion of people over 85 years of age is increasingly rapidly. In many countries a significant number of frail older people live in nursing care homes and will develop palliative care needs as they approach the end of their lives. In the United Kingdom around one fifth of those who die each year do so in a care home. Many of these will be cared for by generalist nurses and doctors without specific skills and knowledge in end-of-life care. Following a one-year pilot of the introduction of a nursing home facilitator post to introduce the principles of a palliative care approach into three nursing care homes for older people, the number of residents dying in hospital reduced by 25%...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087753/dancing-with-parkinson-s-a-london-hospice-s-experience-of-running-a-dance-programme
#3
Margaret Clifford, Simon Robey, John Dixon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087752/palliative-care-for-people-living-with-end-stage-pulmonary-disease
#4
Josephine Pople
Twenty years ago, the case was made for people with life-limiting medical conditions other than cancer to receive specialist palliative care services. The recommendation came from the National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services ( Addington Hall, 1998 ). Since then, research and practice have developed to make this a reality. We now see people with non-curative medical conditions, often referred to as being in the end stages of their chronic condition, receiving care and treatment by palliative care practitioners...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087751/preserving-the-independence-of-people-living-with-multiple-sclerosis-towards-the-end-of-life
#5
John Costello
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological disease affecting the central nervous system. It has several subtypes. The condition's pathophysiology can involve many body systems, but there are common symptoms. Treatment is both conventional and unconventional, including the controversial use of medicinal cannabis to control pain. Diagnosis can be difficult, as a case study illustrates. Support services are available to patients and carers in the form of MS support groups. People with MS contribute towards their own sense of wellbeing in a number of ways, and a key feature of survivorship with MS is the development of a positive attitude and a sense of hope...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087750/meeting-the-palliative-care-needs-of-people-with-non-cancer-conditions
#6
Rober Becker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087749/palliative-care-for-people-with-non-cancer-conditions
#7
John Costello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087748/politics-and-palliative-care-cameroon
#8
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087747/research-roundup
#9
John Costello
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933998/loneliness-social-isolation-and-time-alone-in-your-shed
#10
Brian Nyatanga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933997/the-comfort-app-prototype-introducing-a-web-based-application-for-monitoring-comfort-in-palliative-care
#11
Sara Pinto, Filipe Almeida, Sílvia Caldeira, José Carlos Martins
AIM: To introduce a web-based application for monitoring comfort in patients receiving palliative care. METHODS: Multi-phase electronic application development process that concluded with a pilot design to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the developed app (n=7 patients). RESULTS: The app is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows. The results from phases I and II provided the knowledge about monitoring comfort. In phase III, five experts analysed the content of the app...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933996/research-roundup
#12
John Costello
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933995/identification-assessment-and-management-of-breast-oedema-after-treatment-for-cancer
#13
Marie Todd
Advances in breast cancer management, including breast-conserving surgery, have resulted in an increase in the incidence of breast oedema. However, this is addressed by professionals less often than arm lymphoedema. Breast oedema results in significant physical and psychological morbidity, makes finding a comfortably fitting bra very difficult, and can act as a reminder of the initial breast cancer diagnosis. Psychological difficulties can be compounded by clinicians' failure to acknowledge the impact. Assessing and managing breast oedema requires a sensitive, skilled approach to ensure all the relevant issues are identified and addressed in a comprehensive care plan; taking time to listen to patients and acknowledging the impact can be very therapeutic...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933994/decision-making-for-people-living-with-dementia-by-their-carers-at-the-end-of-life-a-rapid-scoping-review
#14
Sue Barker, Mary Lynch, Jane Hopkinson
BACKGROUND: There are an increasing number of people living with dementia, as well as an expectation that care decisions are made collaboratively with those with the disease entering the end stage and their families. This has increased the burden on family carers. AIM: To explore the evidence on the decisional support needs of informal carers of people with end-stage dementia. DESIGN: A rapid scoping review was undertaken of peer-reviewed publications between 2000 and 2016, which included all health-care settings and the person's own home...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933993/gradual-physical-decline-characterises-the-illness-trajectories-of-care-home-residents
#15
Anne M Finucane, Barbara Stevenson, Scott A Murray
BACKGROUND: Three archetypal trajectories of physical decline have been identified: a short period of rapid decline; long-term limitations with intermittent acute periods; and a prolonged gradual decline. An understanding of illness trajectories can help clarify the evolving needs of people with progressive conditions, and inform the development of palliative care services to meet their needs. Many frail older people live and die in care homes; the present study is the first to explore the illness trajectories of residents in care home settings...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933992/politics-and-palliative-care-benin
#16
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933991/let-him-not-be-alone-perspectives-of-older-british-south-asian-minority-ethnic-patients-on-dying-in-acute-hospitals
#17
Munikumar Ramasamy Venkatasalu
AIM: To investigate older British South Asians' views on dying at acute hospitals. BACKGROUND: Older people, including those from ethnic minorities prefer 'home as a haven' for their last days of life; however, they are more likely to die in hospital. METHODS: Constructive grounded theory was used as a methodological approach that informed data collection to data analysis. Open meetings with 11 local South Asian community organisations enabled the researchers to recruit a total of 55 older South Asians in this study...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854054/e-health-in-palliative-care-review-of-literature-google-play-and-app-store
#18
Sara Pinto, Sílvia Caldeira, José Carlos Martins
AIM: To analyse the use of e-Health technologies and mobile apps in palliative care (PC). METHODS: Search on PubMed, using 'telemedicine', 'ehealth', 'mobile health', 'telecare', 'health information systems' and 'palliative care'. Original Portuguese, Spanish, French and English papers were included. Google Play and App Store (iOS) were searched for mobile apps using 'palliative care', 'medical apps' and 'symptom management'. RESULTS: Twenty-five papers and forty mobile apps were analysed...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854053/independent-non-medical-prescribing-in-children-s-hospices-in-the-uk-a-practice-snapshot
#19
Michael J Tatterton
BACKGROUND: Non-medical prescribing is well established within the British health service, with increasing numbers of nurses practicing within children's hospices. AIM: To identify the context of non-medical prescribing in children's hospices in the UK, focusing on the perceived benefits and challenges. METHOD: Internet-based questionnaires were sent to 55 UK children's hospices, exploring the practice and context of prescribing. RESULTS: Of the 55 invited, 20 children's hospices responded to the questionnaire, 14 of which employed a total of 39 non-medical prescribers (NMPs)...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854052/research-roundup
#20
John Costello
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
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