Drawing on the UK Gold Standards Framework
(GSF), Drs L van Niekerk and C Cupido established a palliative care service--the Abundant Life programme--at Victoria Hospital, a large district hospital (with specialist services) in Cape Town.
ACP has been proven to lead to a reduction in emergency presentations and subsequent hospital admissions (Boddy et al 2013; Stone et al 2013), and may also guarantee the provision of care as specified by the resident (Brinkman-Stoppelenburg et al 2014; Shaw et al 2010; The Gold Standards Framework
2010; Badger et al 2007).
The Thompson Street 47-bed home facility, has landed the honour from the Gold Standards Framework
, a national organisation which promotes excellence in endof-life care.
AN award-winning care organisation is the first in Wales to achieve a ground-breaking "gold standard" The Highfield care home, part of the Pendine Park care organisation, is celebrating after receiving official accreditation from the Gold Standards Framework
It's clear from Rosaleen's CV, which lists an impressive array of qualifications and experience - ranging from a BSc in Palliative Care and MA in Health Care Law to district nursing and now nurse consultant for the Gold Standards Framework
National Team (her current role) - that she has embraced nursing with a professional zeal.
The endorsement, awarded to Borras Park Surgery in Wrexham by the Gold Standards Framework
, was given in recognition of the excellence in designing and providing care for all patients with a life-limiting illness, and support for families during bereavement.
A useful acronym provided by the Gold Standards Framework
for addressing all the issues that need to be considered as part of good end-of-life care is PEPSI COLA (Table V).
The Gold Standards Framework
in care homes training programme was developed in England in primary care for GPs and district nursing teams.
The NHS has been committed to care for dying patients with its End of Life Care Programme (2004-2007), which has contributed to the roll-out of programmes such as the Gold Standards Framework
(GSF), the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) and Preferred Priorities For Care (PPC) [7-12].
To assess someone's need for hospice care, the United Kingdom Gold Standards Framework
recommends asking the question "Would you be surprised if this patient died within the next year?" While acknowledging the awkwardness of discussing death and dying with patients, she encouraged health professionals not to ignore these factors.
The audit is run by Omega, The National Association for End of Life Care and the National Gold Standards Framework
Centre in partnership with the NHS End of Life Care Programme.
The Gold Standards Framework
is a training programme for care homes that was developed in England in Primary care for GPs and District Nursing teams.