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The role of the community nurse in integrated end of life care

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2019
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This learning module explores the main factors that affect end of life and palliative care provision in the community by focusing on a national gold standards framework and ongoing integrated and collaborative care policy initiatives. It suggests how community practitioners can develop their skills in providing multidisciplinary care for people at the end of their lives, and addresses how sometimes services are poorly co-ordinated and communication between staff and agencies can break down.


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Annette Thomas-Gregory, Acting head of department, Anglia Ruskin University, faculty of health, social care and education, Cambridge.
Isabel Richmond, Lecturer, St Helena Hospice, Colchester.

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