13 - 19 May 2019 is Dying Matters Awareness Week. Every year in May, Dying Matters and its coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. The theme for 2019 is, "Are we ready?"
The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group produces reviews on palliative care for those with life-limiting disease or illness, and supportive care of patients and significant others living with serious illness. They have worked closely with Hospice UK, a national charity for hospice care, and the Dying Matters Coalition in order to share best evidence in palliative care during the Awareness Week.
The Cochrane evidence on this topic area are:
- Olanzapine for the prevention and treatment of cancer‐related nausea and vomiting in adults
- Systemic corticosteroids for the management of cancer‐related breathlessness (dyspnoea) in adults
- Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers
- End-of-life care pathways for improving outcomes in caring for the dying
- Medically assisted hydration for adult palliative care patients
- Medically assisted nutrition for adult palliative care patients
- Palliative pharmacological sedation for terminally ill adults
- Exercise for the management of cancer-related fatigue in adults
- Impact of morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone or codeine on patient consciousness, appetite and thirst when used to treat cancer pain
- Blog post: Hospital at Home Increases the Chances of Dying at Home
- Blog post: Living and dying well after stroke
- Podcast: Early palliative care for adults with advanced cancer
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