The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced a quick guide for managers of care homes and home care services. Advanced care planning is the opportunity for people to plan their future care and support while they have the capacity to do so. Click HERE
Irish Resources on Advance Care Planning
Further information on Advance Care Planning and Advanced Care Directives from the Irish Hospice Foundation Click HERE
Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act Click HERE
Enduring Powers of Attorney Click HERE
Resources for the Public and Professionals on Advance Care Directives Click HERE
The Palliative and End of Life Care Toolkit is produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners. The resources it provides can be used by healthcare professionals, informal carers, patients, and those close to someone nearing the end of life. Click HERE
- Clinical Resources and Guidance for Practice
- Resources and guidance for patients and carers
This online course provides learning for GPs on Care in Advanced Stage Parkinson’s. It has a range of tools, resources and links to support your practice. Click HERE for more information.
Event / learning type: Continuing professional development
Online Provider: Parkinson’s UK
The learning units focus on the following areas:
- What is Parkinson’s?
- Impact and challenges of Parkinson’s
- Challenges and day to day management
- Parkinson’s Pathway
- Carers’ needs and issues to consider
- Palliative care and prognostic indicators
- Advanced care planning
- Support and management for the Primary Care Team
- Signposting and access to all available resources
Breaking bad news can be very challenging for health and social care professionals. This video has been produced by the NHS Education Scotland. Other resources are available at Support Around Death Scotland
The aim of the Palliative Care Model of Care is that: “Every person with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition can easily access a level of palliative care appropriate to their needs, regardless of care setting or diagnosis, in order to optimise quality of life”.
A Model of Care broadly describes a framework that brings together regulatory, organisational, financial, and clinical aspects of service provision to outline best practice in patient care delivery. A ‘model of care ’is a multifaceted concept but one that is important because of the link between adoption of best practices (as outlined in the Model of Care) and the delivery of improved patient outcomes.
Full-text is available CLICK HERE
This guide is published by St Clare Hospice, UK and is designed to offer support to adults to help them feel more comfortable to approach the subject of death and dying and engage in meaningful conversations with their children. The guide is available HERE
Staff at St Clare Hospice talk to their own children about death