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UK 'ill prepared' for death and dying

Disjointed policies, fragmented planning and inadequate preparation to support people dying and those bereaved mean that the UK is 'ill prepared' to respond to the needs and realities of its rapidly ageing population, according ...

Sep 12, 2017
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How to implement Advance Care Planning for patients

Emeritus Professor Sheila Payne from the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University helped conduct the study commissioned by the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and published in ...

Sep 05, 2017
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Caregiving needs double as end of life nears

(HealthDay)—Reliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers—typically unpaid family members—report having no time for themselves, a new study indicates.

Aug 22, 2017
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V.A. campaign to increase hospice care showing results

A new study in the July issue of Health Affairs finds that a U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) initiative to improve care at the end of life led to a substantial increase in the use of hospice among U.S. veterans.

Jul 05, 2017
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