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Teamwork Reduces Hospital Needs in Advanced-Cancer Patients

A palliative care team approach that offers comprehensive assessment allows the majority of advanced-cancer patients to die at home and reduces hospital costs.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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Pharmacists Can Improve Palliative Care

Adding a pharmacist to the palliative care team can help patients achieve pain goals and reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medications, a new study shows.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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ESMO Award a Nod to Integrated Palliative Care

Dr David Kerr speaks with Dr Nathan Cherny, this year's recipient of the ESMO Award, about his work to win worldwide support for integrating palliative care into standard cancer care and training.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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Innovative Model Improves Care for Patients With Bone Mets

A new model that partners radiation oncology with palliative care led to better results for patients with advanced cancer and bone metastases.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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Is anyone else having problems bathing? – UPDATE

I have now tested Nilaqua in the ward, we are testing the shampoo and body wash. I knew one of my patients family were visiting so I decided it would be a good time to test the product. I used the shampoo on Jean, as I said in my previous post it is really easy to use and leaves the hair soft and clean, removing any signs of grease and dirt. Jean was very pleased and said that it felt and smelt nice. I hadn't used the body wash before but again, it was very easy to use, much easier than bed bathing, I didn't have to change any sheets after use and it saves a lot of time. This meant that I had more time to wash more patients and give a few of them the luxury of a hair wash. The body wash uses the same method as the shampoo – apply, massage into the skin until soapy and towel away the liquid with that off comes the dirt and odours. It works really well and is definitely cost effective whilst giving high quality care that this people deserve.  
Yasmin Booth
over 6 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
over 6 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 6 years ago