cancer

Difficult conversations with dying people and their families

Terminally ill people and their families were placed at the heart of the development and design of the research in order to:

Committed to carers: supporting carers of people at the end of life

Report based on qualitative research, funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care, undertaken by the Health Experiences Research Group in the Department of PrimaryHealth Care Sciences at the University of Oxford. 40 carers were interviewed about their experiences of caring for someone at the end of life. Some were currently caring for a sick friend or relative; others had been bereaved

More than my illness: delivering quality care for children with cancer

In 2005 NICE published guidance on 'Improving outcomes in children and young people with cancer'. CLIC Sargent suggested that a review into the community based care and support needed by children with cancer and their families was required to support the full implementation of the guidance.

For Some Doctors, Empathy is in Short Supply - article from The Washington Post, September 2008

Doctors are missing their cues when it comes to opportunities to empathise with the plight of their cancer patients, a new study suggests.

Cancer patients need social care support says Macmillan

The importance of meeting the social care needs of cancer patients and their carers is discussed. The article draws on findings of a report from Macmillan Cancer Support.

A Cancer Information and Support Service in County Durham, which is financed by the local PCT and also includes a welfare rights officer employed by the council is also briefly described.

Life after 80 (Radio 4 series: The seven ages of humanity)

Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity. These four programmes explore life experiences and issues for people in their eighties.

Creating positive outcomes through social work services

Pamphlet containing a collection of essays which acknowledge and celebrate the important part social work services play in supporting individuals and communities. The contributions approach the subject from various perspectives including the impact of the 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act, the wider responsibilities which underlie standards and service delivery and the social context in which services are delivered.

Glasgow public involvement in cancer

Report presenting the findings of research which assessed the views of people living in deprived areas of Greater Glasgow regarding cancer, health and local health improvement activities. This data was considered important to the future development and direction of health improvement initiatives.

Adding life to years : report of the Expert Group on Healthcare of Older People

Report providing an overview of the major health problems of older people and their journey of care. It also looks into the question of possible age discrimination in NHS Scotland, points to examples of good practice and makes recommendations for improvements.