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Barriers and facilitators to the receipt of palliative care for people with dementia: The views of medical and nursing staff
Background: The global prevalence of dementia is set to rise to almost 65 million people by 2030, providing policy makers and practitioners with significant challenges, not least within the realms ofExpand
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‘You have to be mindful of whose story it is’: The challenges of undertaking life story work with people with dementia and their family carers
Introduction Life story work is increasingly being used with people with dementia; this work offers a critical appraisal of some challenges that may be faced in practice. Design and methods AnExpand
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A randomized controlled trial to evaluate intensity of community-based rehabilitation provision following stroke or hip fracture in old age
Objective: To compare intensive with non-intensive home-based rehabilitation provision following stroke or hip fracture in old age (65 years). Design: Parallel single-blind randomized control trial.Expand
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Symptom burden, palliative care need and predictors of physical and psychological discomfort in two UK hospitals
BackgroundThe requirement to meet the palliative needs of acute hospital populations has grown in recent years. With increasing numbers of frail older people needing hospital care as a result of bothExpand
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The advance care planning experiences of people with dementia, family caregivers and professionals: a synthesis of the qualitative literature.
There exists compelling evidence that advance care planning (ACP) remains a key factor in the delivery of appropriate end of life care and facilitates the timely transition to palliative care forExpand
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Health promotion interventions for increasing stroke awareness in ethnic minorities: a systematic review of the literature
BackgroundStroke places a significant burden to all affected individuals, but it is perhaps more significant amongst members of black, minority and ethnic communities, who may experience poorerExpand
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What do we know about different models of providing palliative care? Findings from a systematic review of reviews
Background: A wide range of organisational models of palliative care exist. However, decision makers need more information about which models are likely to be most effective in different settings andExpand
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Exploring the transition from curative care to palliative care: a systematic review of the literature
Background UK policy guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life identifies a need to better recognise patients who are likely to be in the last 12 months of life. Health and social careExpand
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What cost components are relevant for economic evaluations of palliative care, and what approaches are used to measure these costs? A systematic review
Background: It is important to understand the costs of palliative and end-of-life care in order to inform decisions regarding cost allocation. However, economic research in palliative care is veryExpand
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Transient ischaemic attack: a qualitative study of the long term consequences for patients
BackgroundTransient ischaemic attack (TIA) is characterised by its transient nature with symptoms of neurological dysfunction resolving within 24 hours. The occurrence of TIA is a major risk factorExpand
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