Advance care planning significantly improves quality of life for patients with heart failure, concludes the first systematic evaluation of published evidence on this topic, led by Dr Markus Schichtel at the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge. The review shows that patients with heart failure who have had the opportunity to take part in advance […]
After the success of its two previous workshops on Anticipatory Prescribing, the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Group is holding a further workshop on Wednesday October 30th in Cambridge for health professionals and policy makers. We will review Dr Richella Ryan’s research on national polices and guidelines for AP and start work on drawing up professional consensus guidance together.
Doctors and other clinicians looking after patients with heart failure may avoid ‘Advance Care Planning’ conversations with the patient because they seem like an admission of failure, according to a new review of research looking at how these conversations are helped or hindered. Some clinicians feared that such conversations would ‘destroy hope’. Cardiologists in particular […]
85% of GP practices in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area now use an electronic data sharing system designed by practitioners, patients, IT specialists and commissioners in the region. This initiative is underpinned by research carried out by Dr Mila Petrova and Dr Stephen Barclay at the Primary Care Unit’s Palliative and End of Life Care Group. The data sharing system, […]