Transitioning end of life care from hospital to the community: case report

Lino, Pedro and Williams, Mary (2021) Transitioning end of life care from hospital to the community: case report. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (17). ISSN 2052-2819

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Palliative/end of life care is an integral part of the district nursing service. There is increasing demand for palliative care to be delivered in the community setting. Therefore there is a need for excellent collaboration between staff in primary and secondary care settings to achieve optimum care for patients. This article critically analyses the care delivered for a palliative patient in the hospital setting and his subsequent transition to the community setting. The importance of effective communication, holistic assessment in palliative care, advance care planning, organisational structures and the social cultural aspect of caring for patients at the end of life are discussed. Additionally, the article highlights the impact of substandard assessment and communication and the subsequent effect on patients and families.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Palliative care in the community, End of life care, Collaborative working, Hospital discharge, Pancreatic cancer
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 09:57
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 09:57

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