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The changing nature of end of life care.

Cauldwell K, Stone P - Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol (2015 Apr-Jun)

Bottom Line: However, in the past year, the LCP has been phased out of use in the United Kingdom (UK), following concerns that it was poorly implemented.It describes the recommendations for change made by an independent review, and the alternative strategies now being developed in the UK to guide good EOLC.Although the LCP is still being widely used worldwide, the lessons learned from the UK can be widely applied in other countries.

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Affiliation: Specialist Registrar, Palliative Care, London Deanery, University College London, UK.

ABSTRACT
Good end of life care (EOLC) for patients with incurable cancer is becoming a greater priority for oncologists in recent years. Frameworks such as the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) have often been helpful in guiding good care at the end of life. However, in the past year, the LCP has been phased out of use in the United Kingdom (UK), following concerns that it was poorly implemented. This review describes the LCP's origins in the UK, its strengths and limitations, and the concerns that prompted a review of its use. It describes the recommendations for change made by an independent review, and the alternative strategies now being developed in the UK to guide good EOLC. Although the LCP is still being widely used worldwide, the lessons learned from the UK can be widely applied in other countries.

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Priorities of care suggested by One Chance to Get it Right[14]
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Figure 1: Priorities of care suggested by One Chance to Get it Right[14]

Mentions: They recommended that five priorities of care be considered when caring for a patient who is thought to be in the final few days or hours of life [Box 1].


The changing nature of end of life care.

Cauldwell K, Stone P - Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol (2015 Apr-Jun)

Priorities of care suggested by One Chance to Get it Right[14]
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Priorities of care suggested by One Chance to Get it Right[14]
Mentions: They recommended that five priorities of care be considered when caring for a patient who is thought to be in the final few days or hours of life [Box 1].

Bottom Line: However, in the past year, the LCP has been phased out of use in the United Kingdom (UK), following concerns that it was poorly implemented.It describes the recommendations for change made by an independent review, and the alternative strategies now being developed in the UK to guide good EOLC.Although the LCP is still being widely used worldwide, the lessons learned from the UK can be widely applied in other countries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Specialist Registrar, Palliative Care, London Deanery, University College London, UK.

ABSTRACT
Good end of life care (EOLC) for patients with incurable cancer is becoming a greater priority for oncologists in recent years. Frameworks such as the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) have often been helpful in guiding good care at the end of life. However, in the past year, the LCP has been phased out of use in the United Kingdom (UK), following concerns that it was poorly implemented. This review describes the LCP's origins in the UK, its strengths and limitations, and the concerns that prompted a review of its use. It describes the recommendations for change made by an independent review, and the alternative strategies now being developed in the UK to guide good EOLC. Although the LCP is still being widely used worldwide, the lessons learned from the UK can be widely applied in other countries.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus