Posts Tagged ‘Palliative care’

Seniors to sign off all end-of-life care plans

The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is to be replaced and the government will ask senior clinicians to sign off all end-of-life care plans in future, as part ...

“Resources influence Liverpool Care Pathway”

Many patients with terminal illnesses are placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway – or the ‘death pathway’ as the Telegraph likes to call it – in orde...

New guide to transforming end of life care

A new guide emphasises that the large number of health and social care professionals likely to be involved at the end of a person’s life need to share in...

Review says NHS must ensure good palliative care

The NHS in England has failed to take responsibility for ensuring good end-of-life care, according to an independent review. The analysis, by the head o...

Too many people denied the wish to die at home

Too many people are dying in hospitals and care homes, and not at home the way they want to, says a report from Demos. Of the 500,000 people who die eac...

Religious beliefs shape end-of-life decisions

Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient’s life as doctors wh...

Palliative care review announced

The funding of palliative care is to be reviewed, the government has announced. The review, chaired by Tom Hughes-Hallett, chief executive of Marie Curi...

“Improve care planning for end of life patients”

Patients must be given the opportunity to discuss what treatment and care they want towards the end of their life, new guidance says. The GMC guidance em...

“Nil by mouth should be action of last resort”

Nil by mouth should be a last resort rather than the first option when caring for patients at the end of their life, an influential working party has recom...

Advice for doctors on managing end-of-life care

Poor communication between doctors, and with patients and relatives, is compromising good end-of-life care according to the recently published National Enq...

Third of doctors act to shorten lives of dying patients

Around a third of doctors say they have given drugs to terminally ill patients or withdrawn treatment, knowing or intending that it would shorten their lif...