Helen Scott

Helen ScottHelen is the editor of End of Life Journal, which is aimed at generalist nurses caring for dying people in care home, community and hospital settings. She was previously editor of the British Journal of Nursing and managing editor of International Journal of Palliative Nursing. Helen graduated from The University of Manchester in 1984 with a degree in drama and then trained as a registered nurse, qualifying in 1989. She worked in a variety of clinical settings before beginning her career in nurse publishing. In 2005, Helen undertook a return to nursing practice programme and then worked for 5 years as an inpatient staff nurse at St Christopher’s Hospice, London. Helen left clinical nursing to be the full-time carer of her mother who had dementia. In 2013, she graduated from the Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, with an MSc in palliative care. As well as her editor role, she also works in a voluntary capacity with people living with dementia and their informal caregivers.
 
Helen says: “I was one of the original trustees of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation and am a keen supporter of the social model of care for people with chronic health conditions, including leg problems.”