Sarah Chapman reflects on the text conversations she had with her Mum’s carer when her Mum was dying during lockdown. She also talks about recent evidence on effective communication between health professionals, those who are dying and their families and about our need for knowledge of ordinary dying.
Tag: palliative care
This blog highlights Cochrane evidence on treatments that have been investigated for people in hospital with moderate-to-severe COVID-19. The blog will be kept up to date with the most recent version of each Cochrane Review, but please note that this is a fast-moving field.
The latest evidence and resources for allied health professionals and clinical support staff.
The latest evidence and resources for nurses and clinical support workers.
A blog for physicians on Cochrane evidence on the optimal management strategy for patients with malignant pleural effusions.
Anna Sutherland, palliative medicine doctor, looks at Cochrane evidence on the effectiveness and safety of mu-opioid antagonists for managing opioid-induced constipation in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care for whom laxatives have failed.
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.
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?). […]