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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  • Working towards a hospice workforce that is fit for the future
    This working paper lists the roles and skills required in the hospice workforce in the future, and provides some recommendations to help the sector provide these skills. Author: Skills for Health. (Published October 2013)
  • The role of hospices in supporting young people in the transition from children to adult services
    This publication outlines the challenges facing both child and adult palliative care services in supporting young people as they move from children’s to adults services and provides guidance to support these transitions. Author: Lidstone Victoria. (Published October 2013)
  • Future needs and preferences for hospice care: challenges and opportunities for hospices
    This working document provides a summary of the key points raised during a Commission into the Future of Hospice Care event to discuss the implications of the Commission report 'Current and future needs for hospice care: an evidence based report'. Hospices are strongly recommended to read this working document alongside that report. (Published April 2013)
  • Learning more: patient and family feedback on care
    The Commission into the Future of Hospice Care asked patients, families and carers to complete a postcard which asked two questions to help understand what is special and different about the care they received in their local hospice. This two-part comic gives feedback on the findings. (Published 2013)
  • Carers' services guide
    This guide is a useful resource for anyone planning to develop support services for carers of people diagnosed with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. Includes helpful tips and case studies. Author: Rose Heatley. (Published November 2008)
  • Identifying carers' needs in the palliative setting
    Developed by an expert working group, the guide provides a framework for developing a carers' assessment process in the palliative setting. (Published March 2009)
  • Developing a non-cancer service: a resource for hospices
    This resource is for hospices that are planning to develop services for patients with conditions other then cancer. It presents the common issues and challenges faced by a number of hospices (funded through the Hospice UK Care beyond Cancer Programme) in developing such services, and offers useful tips for dealing with them. Authors: Jane Frankland, Angie Rogers and Julia Addington-Hall. (Published 2007)
  • Going global – International collaboration in hospice and palliative care
    A short guide for individuals and organisations on international collaboration in hospice and palliative care. (Published April 2011)
  • Guidance for bereavement needs assessment in palliative care (2nd ed)
    The aim of this publication is to support the assessment of need for bereavement care in adults’ palliative care services. It presents an assessment matrix and provides detailed guidance on the organisational aspects of bringing routine, systematic bereavement needs assessment procedures into everyday practice. Authors: Marilyn Relf, Linda Machin and Nikki Archer. (Published September 2010)
  • Hospice IT Survey 2008
    This report presents the findings of the second major study of the IT function within the hospice movement. (Published October 2008)

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