Enhanced care planner for end of life care

Description: Project in progress to explore potential for developing a system to support all aspects of patient care in the last few days or hours of life.

Publet Introduction:

Following the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway, the UK government has confirmed that it will be phased out.

The controversial pathway will be replaced by end-of-life care plans which senior clinicians will sign off.

The review, headed by Baroness Julia Neuberger, was established by care and support minister Norman Lamb after concerns were raised that the LCP was flawed.

The review concluded that in the right hands, and when operated by well-trained, well-resourced and sensitive clinical teams, the LCP helped patients have a dignified and pain-free death.

But it also found too many cases of poor practice, poor quality care and relatives not being properly engaged.

The review made 44 recommendations most notably that the LCP should be phased out and “replaced by a personalised end-of-life care plan, backed up by good practice guidance specific to disease groups”.

Acknowledgement: Nursing Times

This application is an experimental prototype of an advanced IT system to support the care team in achieving best possible practice in helping patients achieve a dignified and symptom-free death.

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Target SettingHospice, care home, palliative care team, primary care, other
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