Results: 32

For: end of life

Can psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy relieve existential crises in cancer patients?

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Pascal Immanuel Michael reviews a randomised controlled trial examining long-term outcomes of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for existential distress in patients with cancer.

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End of life dementia care: helping people live well and die well

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A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent clinical review of the challenges we face in providing end of life dementia care.

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Advance care planning in dementia nursing homes with family carers

Josie Dixon considers a paired-cluster randomised controlled trial of an advance care planning intervention, called the Family Carer Decision Support (FCDS) intervention, undertaken by Kevin Brazil and colleagues (2018) in dementia nursing homes.

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Low dose Amisulpride for very late onset schizophrenia-like psychosis: the ATLAS study

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Elwira Lubos summarises the recent ATLAS RCT of antipsychotic treatment for very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis, which provides evidence for the effectiveness of a very low dose of Amisulpride (100 mg).

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What do we know about designing and delivering care closer to home?

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In this blog, Alison Turner looks at a set of guides aims to explore the challenges and benefits of designing and delivering care closer to home.

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End-of-life care for people with learning disabilities. Views of service-users and family carers

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People with learning disabilities are living longer than ever before, so more people are likely to need palliative care services and end-of-life care.

Here, Fawn Harrad looks at a study, which set out to listen specifically to the views of people with a learning disability and family carers in receipt of palliative care services.

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Psychological support needed across cancer pathway

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In this blog, Alison Turner takes a look at guidance, which sets out recommendations for commissioners and providers to improve care and outcomes for people with cancer.

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HSJ Commission challenges anecdote-based practice for frail elderly

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Alison Turner considers the strengths and weaknesses of a new report which presents the findings of the HSJ Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People, asking key questions of commissioners, providers and patients.

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