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Prescribing for pain in palliative care

Short powerpoint and example cases for simple pain prescribing in palliative care  
Katie Dumble
over 10 years ago
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Is anyone else having problems bathing? I have investigated!

After seeing a lot of Nilaqua on the internet recently, I decided to give the product a go. I was a little sceptical as I haven't heard of it before and dry shampoo products never seem to work that well. However, the lady at norinse.co.uk assures me Nilaqua is a water based product and is NOT a dry shampoo, so works really well. Its kinda like a liquid solution which you rub into the hair, creating a bubbly lather and then towel off the residue and with that the dirt is lifted away with the towel. I bought it to help care for my mum who is currently wheelchair bound and her shower is such a nightmare to get in and out off. My mum is very proud of her appearance so not washing is very humiliating for her. I brought a 200ml bottle, it cost around £4.50 we've been using it every couple of days and has lasted for about 2 weeks. So I shall be buying the larger size next time. It leaves the hair soft, manageable and most of all clean!! So would really would recommend! You do have to get used to it though, applying enough so the hair is saturated! My colleague noticed it is now in the NHS catalogue, so have approached purchasing to get some shampoo and body wash in for our palliative unit. Should save a lot of time compare to bed bathing & have them nice and clean for family visiting. I'll write another update after I have tested it I the hospital to see how it does in a ward environment.  
Yasmin Booth
over 4 years ago
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Children's end-of-life care 'needs attention', a report says - BBC News

Children's palliative care in Wales needs more "strategic attention" by ministers and the NHS, a new report says.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Palliative Care | Medical Mnemonics

Posts about Palliative Care written by medmnemonics  
medmnemonics.wordpress.com
over 4 years ago
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Advanced cervical cancer and renal failure

A presentation for palliative care and oncology  
James Harper
almost 11 years ago
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Palliative Care

Cancer Studies Year 4 Attachment 2  
Aoibhin McGarrity
almost 7 years ago
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BBC - Democracy Live - Palliative care debate

Viscount Bridgeman has led a debate on the future of hospices and palliative care services.  
news.bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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The end of life

Increasingly, US physicians face legal risks for doing too much or too little to help patients with end of life issues. On one hand, doctors are under more pressure to hold discussions with people who are diagnosed with terminal illnesses—exploring whether they would want to stop treatment if it became ineffective. In that case, the patient would shift to palliative care, which involves pain medications and other therapies to enhance quality of life.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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The end of life

Increasingly, US physicians face legal risks for doing too much or too little to help patients with end of life issues. On one hand, doctors are under more pressure to hold discussions with people who are diagnosed with terminal illnesses—exploring whether they would want to stop treatment if it became ineffective. In that case, the patient would shift to palliative care, which involves pain medications and other therapies to enhance quality of life.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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One in four GPs remains reluctant to initiate end of life discussions with patients

The survey of 1003 UK GPs was conducted by ComRes for the Dying Matters coalition, a group led by the National Council for Palliative Care. It found that one in four GPs had not initiated any discussion with patients about their end of life wishes, even though GPs can on average expect around 20 of their patients to die each year.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Care of dying review shows shortcomings in palliative care

Most hospitals have not put in place some of the fundamental elements needed to help ensure a “good” death for patients, such as seven day access to specialist palliative care and mandatory training for staff caring for dying patients, an audit led by the Royal College of Physicians has found.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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WHO | World Health Assembly progress on noncommunicable diseases and traditional medicine

The 67th Health Assembly approved plans to better incorporate palliative care, expand inclusion of the needs of those affected by autism, improve access to health care for those with disabilities, better integrate the use of traditional medicine and raise awareness of psoriasis.  
who.int
over 5 years ago
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Dying at home patients 'lack 24-hour expert support' - BBC News

The NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour expert support for patients dying at home in England, according to palliative care charity Sue Ryder.  
BBC News
about 5 years ago
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Being a ‘generalist and gatekeeper’ is no longer sustainable for a GP | Zara Aziz

Increased patient demand means GPs require training focusing on key specialties needed in the community, such as dermatology, palliative care and psychiatry  
the Guardian
over 4 years ago
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AMA calls for palliative care plans in aged care, Australia

The AMA has released its new Position Statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Palliative Medicine Teaching

Palliative Medicine Teaching. 4,695 likes · 528 talking about this. Palliative Care can teach us a lot. Let's stop these futile tugs of war and remember...  
m.facebook.com
over 4 years ago
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Development of a tool for defining and identifying the dying patient in hospital: Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care (CriSTAL) -- Cardona-Morrell and Hillman 5 (1): 78 -- BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

Objective To develop a screening tool to identify elderly patients at the end of life and quantify the risk of death in hospital or soon after discharge for to minimise prognostic uncertainty and avoid potentially harmful and futile treatments.  
spcare.bmj.com
over 4 years ago