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The changing nature of end of life care

Cauldwell, K; Stone, P; (2015) The changing nature of end of life care. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology , 36 (2) pp. 94-98. 10.4103/0971-5851.158836. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: The changing nature of end of life care
Location: India
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.158836
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0971-5851.158836
Language: English
Additional information: This work is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Keywords: Hospice care, palliative care, policy, terminal care, therapeutics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473386
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