NICE guideline for end of life care: a major step change or well-intentioned but undeliverable at current levels of funding?
Today, Wednesday 16 October 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) launch their new guideline for organising and delivering end of life care services for adults. Sue Ryder’s Policy and Public Affairs Officer Niamh Buckingham reports on the difference it could make to the people we care for
Sue Ryder hosted a free conference on human rights in end of life care on Thursday 27th June 2019 in London, exploring further how applying a human rights approach to practice can help deliver person-centred and compassionate care.
Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead at Sue Ryder shares her experience and learnings of implementing the training programme to date.
To round off National Volunteers’ Week, we want to celebrate the furry, four-legged volunteers who work so hard to brighten the days of our patients, residents and families – not forgetting their humans!
Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph reported that, according to NHS nurses, too many patients are being subjected to Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders without families being told. Our Human Rights Lead Jacqui Graves provides the important clinical context behind the headlines.
Pets can be a great support during illness and beyond – as volunteer Barry discovered when, following his wife Sarita’s death, he signed up their puppy Bella to become a certified Pets as Therapy dog.
This Monday 10th December 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Lead Nurse in Palliative and End of Life Care Philip Ball reflects on how far we’ve come but warns that we mustn’t become complacent.