End of life care End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life
The aim of end of life care should be to help people to live as well as possible until they die and to help people to die with dignity.
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
Practitioners’ dilemmas and strategies in decision-making conversations where patients and companions take divergent positions on a healthcare measure
An observational study using conversation analysis.
During 2015-16, St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds piloted an innovative service for patients approaching the end of their life who wouldn’t normally be eligible for hospice care as they don’t have complex m...
Is it acceptable to video-record palliative care consultations for research and training purposes? A qualitative interview study exploring the views of hospice patients, carers and clinical staff
Background: Research using video recordings can advance understanding of healthcare communication and improve care, but making and using video recordings carries risks. Aim: To explore views of hos...