Qualitative researchers Marilyn Kendall and Scott Murray reflect on the importance of patients' and carers' illness accounts for getting to the heart of what matters to people and share some ‘found’ poems that have emerged from their stories.
Palliative & end of life care
In this blog for our #LifeAfterStroke series, Scott Murray and Marilyn Kendall talk about evidence from in-depth interviews, which could guide provision of person-centred care after major stroke and support people in living and dying well.
How would you not wish to die? Richard Lehman reflects on a discussion about advance decisions, evidence-based medicine and kindness.
It’s Dying Matters Awareness Week, an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement on the national agenda and to share Cochrane evidenceCochrane Reviews are systematic reviews. In systematic reviews we search for and summarize studies that answer a specific research question (e.g. is paracetamol effective and safe for treating back pain?). […]
GP RIchard Lehman reflects on palliative care beyond cancer and how people with heart failure need it too
In this guest blog, Bill Noble, Medical Director at Marie Curie Cancer Care, looks at new research on pain relief at the end of life and finds there are important evidence gaps
Rev David Southall reflects on his work supporting caregivers of people at the end of life and on what research can tell us
In our first guest blog for Hospice Care Week, Hospice UK nurse Marie Cooper looks at how research into outcomes can improve the quality of end of life care
Key message: There is good evidence that home palliative care increases the chance of dying at home and reduces symptom burden, especially for people with cancer, without increasing caregiver grief. Where would you prefer to die, if you had an advanced illness? More than 50% of people say they would like to die at home, […]