Publications

We publish a wealth of publications to support hospice and palliative care providers, covering a wide range of topics.

Publications are listed in order of the date they were published (with the most recent first), but they are also listed by category, or can be found using the keyword search facility.

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  • Nov 10, 2020
    Special Edition of Care After Death: Registered Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death (RNVoEAD) guidance
    The aim of this guidance is to provide a framework for the timely verification of expected adult deaths by experienced (assessed as competent), registered nurses. In direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need for clarity, Hospice UK has reviewed the 3rd Edition guidelines for RNVoEAD and created a Special Edition. (Updated 10 November 2020)
  • Sep 14, 2020
    Care After Death: Guidance for staff responsible for care after death (third edition)
    The care we provide to people who have died has never been more important. With restricted visiting of the dying and viewing of the deceased in hospitals, hospices and care homes, those dear to the deceased will require additional reassurance that all has been done to care for the deceased, and to maintain their dignity. This guidance is written to support the care of the deceased adult during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Feb 12, 2019
    Survey regarding Registered Nurse Verification of Expected Death (RNVoEAD) guidance and competencies
    Report of survey of acute trusts, community nursing teams, care homes, hospice at home, and general practice regarding Hospice UK (2016) Registered Nurse Verification of Expected Death (RNVoEAD) guidance and competencies.
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Helping people to remember - Memorialisation
    This booklet aims to encourage hospices, hospitals and care homes which are supporting people at the end of life and families into bereavement, to think about how both formal and informal opportunities to remember those who have died under their care can be part of the meaning-seeking and meaningtaking processes.

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