Palliative care: how nurses can lead change and improvement
The NHS wants palliative care to be better coordinated and more person-centred – so are nurses and services always equipped to address individuals’ needs?
- Quality of palliative care in the NHS is inconsistent and there is arguably an over-reliance on the hospice and charity sector
- Advance care planning is a subject any nurse can broach when appropriate – read why it’s important to start that conversation
- Find out about guidance for managers, service leads and front-line nursing staff
Not everyone gets the care and support they need to die with dignity and in as much comfort as possible. For years, nurses have led improvement in palliative and end of life care. We take