Palliative Nursing Resources

There are a wide range of resources available on palliative nursing. We have included some of them here and will add more in the coming weeks

The Lantern Model of Palliative Nursing

Developed by St Christopher’s Hospice the Lantern Model articulates the unique, vital and skilled role of nurses caring for people who are dying or bereaved and, by highlighting their huge contribution, makes the case for increased investment in their recruitment, development and retention.

Speaking broadly, The Lantern Model is based on seven key components:

  • Outcomes
  • Context of Care
  • Processes of Nursing Care
  • Support by the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Personal prerequisites
  • Organisational conditions and
  • Key tenets that shape and guide the care provided.

The Lantern Model offers a framework for nurses and their organisations to build and mould their care delivery  and nursing practice, so patients and families continue to receive the best possible care at the end of life.

Information about the model can be found here.