What is it about?
Non-medical prescribing is becoming more common in children's hospices in the UK. This paper explores the impact of non-medical prescribing on children and their families, prescribers and the wider hospice care team. It also aims to identify the perceived benefits and challenges of prescribing from the perspective of prescribers themselves, and the managers of children's hospice services.
Why is it important?
The findings show that non-medical prescribers are making a significant contribution to the prescribing workforce within hospices. It highlights a number of challenges and barriers that need to be addressed to enable hospices to realise the benefits.
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This page is a summary of: Independent non-medical prescribing in children's hospices in the UK: a practice snapshot, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, August 2017, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.8.386.
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