Latest Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient Stories

2014-05-22 12:12:03

BMJ-British Medical Journal Application at fault, not principles, which are among best in the world, argues ethicist The decision to jettison the approach to care of the dying, known as the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), was "too extreme," given that its principles are widely regarded as among the best examples of palliative care in the world, argues a senior ethicist in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The LCP, which was intended to transfer the principles of hospice care to hospitals,...

2013-12-17 11:21:32

'It is as illogical to discredit the LCP because of errant clinicians as it is to ban the Highway Code because of bad drivers.' Claud Regnard, FRCP, a palliative care consultant, has called the demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway a "tragedy" and compared it to banning the Highway Code because of bad drivers in a paper for the journal Age and Ageing, published online today (Tuesday). After a series of media stories about the palliative care system causing malnutrition, dehydration, and...

2013-05-10 11:56:05

Death in hospital remains very common for cancer patients in developed countries. Although hospital surveys show that death was highly expected, patients dying in hospital have a high probability of unrelieved and poorly treated physical suffering, and emotional, spiritual and social distress. Quality improvement programs in the United States and United Kingdom suggest that aspects of the 'excellent practice' of palliative care can be transferred to other settings. The Liverpool Care Pathway...

2008-07-17 18:00:49

A PROGRAMME to give dying patients at Liverpool's biggest hospital the best care possible is to be adopted as an example by the government. The government's End of Life Care strategy has recommended that care packages at the Royal Liverpool hospital should be taken up nationally. The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient programme - developed jointly by Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool, and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust - and the Rapid Discharge...

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