Palliative care doctor and author Kathryn Mannix argues that it's time to break the taboo that exists around death.
There is a video that also shows you these exercises. Designed originally for patients with breathing problems. Breathlessness might occur also with Covid-19 and these exercises may help. If in doubt seek medical advice.
A short video for patients and carers about the best positions to adopt to help someone short of breath
Patients with diabetes who are at the end of life, have a unique set of care needs, including those relating to health and social care. However end-of-life diabetes care has been recognised as an area lacking quality standards and guidance on best clinical practice. This is the third edition of this guidance, which aims to summarise a consistent but high-quality approach towards end-of-life care for people with diabetes by providing a series of clinical care recommendations. The documents have been endorsed by leading diabetes organisations including: NHS England, ABCD, TREND-UK, diabetesFrail, National Diabetes Nurse Consultants, PCDS and the RCN.
This is a short video designed to explain to patients and relatives what a syringe driver is and what it does. There are more helpful resources on the Marie Curie website
The aim of this policy is to provide documentation and guidance for all professionals working with patients for who risk feeding is a management option. This is designed for people looking after patients who have trouble swallowing and may be at risk of aspiration
In this thorough presentation, Terence Ryan discusses the pathophysiology and management of the swollen limb, including aspects of palliative care.
During this in-depth presentation, Meera Agar discusses delirium and depression – two critical conditions that impact upon brain function in advanced illness.
In this informative presentation, Anthoulla Mohamudally gives an overview of respiratory symptoms in the palliative setting, focussing on the management of dyspnoea and respiratory secretions.
Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms in palliative care and have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. An interview with Dr Bridget Johnson.