palliative care

Document detailing competences and principles applicable to all workers involved in caring for and supporting people at the end of life regardless of whether their role is healthcare related or social care related. These competences and principles are intended to support workforce development.

More than 40% of care homes in Scotland need to improve the support they offer people with life-limiting illnesses and those who require palliative and end of life care, according to a new report from Scotland’s care watchdog.

This report reflects the findings of 1036 inspections and three investigations carried out by the Care Commission at care homes for older people between April 2007 and March 2008.

UK Government document mapping out the future direction for children's palliative care services in England to make them more convenient, personal and community-based.

A SCIE briefing presents the provision of care to terminally ill older people aged 65 and over within care homes settings (personal care and nursing).

Document containing a number of case studies exemplifying innovative practice in end of life care taking place in care homes in England. The case studies illustrate how employing new approaches to end of life care can help to improve the quality of care, cut unnecessary hospital admissions and ensure more people end their lives in the place and manner of their choosing.

Report describing a paediatric telemedicine project which was established to facilitate rapid diagnosis of children with cardiac or surgical problems at a distant centre. The project involved installing mobile video conferencing units in ten sites throughout Scotland along with a video conferencing room at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow.

Report of a study which examined the nature and provision of care by nurses and allied health professionals to children and young people with complex needs across Scotland.

Information was gathered from workforce development plans and a survey of practitioners to build up a picture of where children and young people receive care, the knowledge and skills required to provide that care and the challenges facing services.

Report investigating the state of end of life care services in England and making recommendations as to how they could be improved. It also points to issues that arise from the implementation of the Department of Health's End of Life Care Strategy.