End of life care End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life

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The aim of end of life care should be to help people to live as well as possible until they die and to help people to die with dignity.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Journal article
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9 May 2019

One strategy used by experienced clinicians in advance care planning conversations

Research project

A public engagement project aiming to enable people to talk more openly about death, dying and our ageing population.

Newsletter feature
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30 November 2017

During 2015-16, St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds piloted an innovative service for patients approaching the end of their life who wouldn’t normally be eligible for hospice care as they don’t have complex m...

Improvement project

This project aimed to reduce waiting times and hospital admissions, and improve quality of care and GP capacity.

Journal article
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7 July 2017

Background: Research using video recordings can advance understanding of healthcare communication and improve care, but making and using video recordings carries risks. Aim: To explore views of hos...

Research project

This project will look at whether improvements in the efficiency of health and social care delivery at the end of life could enable access to higher-quality and more personalised care for patients.

Improvement project

This project adapted a hospital-based pain management programme for the hospice setting, to empower palliative care patients with chronic pain to effectively manage their pain themselves

Improvement project

This project aimed to improve care for people with advanced chronic liver disease through timely access to support services and interventions, and hospice-based clinical and therapeutic services.

Article
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22 October 2015

Fran Duxbury and Alex Blake are senior nurses. Both work on the Gold Line, answering calls from patients in the last year of their lives, and their carers. The service runs 24 hours a day from Airedal...

Article
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22 October 2015

Why working on the Gold Line has left a lasting impression on all those involved.

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