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Palliative Care

Statin treatment efficacy, risk and controversy

In a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, Cai et al (2021) aimed to assess the associations between statins and adverse events in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease,...

Nurse prescribing in end-of-life care in the community: meeting patients' needs

A significant amount of palliative care medicines management in the home is carried out by patients and their families or other informal carers, in the absence of direct contact and guidance by health...

The role of community pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pharmacies have played a vital role during the pandemic, not only by ensuring a stable supply of key medicines, but also in becoming an information hub regarding the virus. Many pharmacies are now the...

Complexity of fall prevention and whether deprescribing fall-risk-increasing drugs works

Being one of the leading causes of death in the elderly, falls can cause numerous health complications. Prescribing is important to protect the health of the frail and vulnerable, just as much as the...

Independent non-medical prescribing in a nurse-led hospice: strengths and challenges

In St Teresa's Hospice, iNMP is mostly carried out at the IPU, for palliative/EoL patients suffering complex and enduring symptoms, which cannot be managed by the primary and/or secondary care generic...

Deprescribing in end-of-life care

Awareness of the anatomical changes that occur during the end stages of life is fundamental to supporting the rationale for stopping medications (Mangoni and Jackson, 2003). When a disease progresses,...

Prescribing in end-of-life care

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a model of care that allows GP practices to proactively support patients with their palliative care needs. The GSF was developed in 2000 as a grass roots...

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