End-of-life care study findings have been released

University Of Cambridge

A few years ago, in a collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Trust staff took part in an end-of-life care research study called Understanding Hospital Admissions Close to the End of Life

‘’There are times when it’s just unavoidable to take people into a hospital and I think in this case there was no option, we couldn’t leave [them] at home really, [they were] in a rather, well a very unsuitable environment, [their] family obviously weren’t coping and [they were] soiled, the bed was absolutely soaked, [they were] in a tiny room, totally inappropriate for [their] needs.”– interviewee 

The findings from this study have now been published in Palliative Medicine, and full free access to the article is via http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269216318779238

The lead researcher, Dr Sarah Hoare, has also written a blog to share the learning from this study. Why not check it out via  http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/pcu/ambulance-staff-describe-hospital-as-only-feasible-place-of-care-for-dying-patients/

Published 13th June

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