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.

Healthcare use and costs in the last year of life

Journal article
12 February 2021

A national population data linkage study.

Healthcare trajectories and costs in the last year of life.

Journal article
2 December 2020

A retrospective primary care and hospital analysis.

By the patient, for the patient

Journal article
18 November 2019

Patient care experience during tracheostomies. 

Addressing possible problems with patients’ expectations, plans and decisions for the future

Journal article
9 May 2019

One strategy used by experienced clinicians in advance care planning conversations

The Departure Lounge

Research project

A public engagement project aiming to enable people to talk more openly about death, dying and our ageing population.

How and when do patients request life-expectancy estimates?

Journal article
3 April 2018

Evidence from hospice medical consultations and insights for practice.

Nurse-led palliative care for patients without complex medical needs

Newsletter feature
30 November 2017

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...

'See what I see'

Improvement project

This project aimed to reduce waiting times and hospital admissions, and improve quality of care and GP capacity.

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

Journal article
7 July 2017

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...

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