Finding the words

This book is a resource for health and social care professionals whose work brings them into contact with people and families at the end of life. It accompanies the DVD Finding the Words and can be used individually or in small groups, with or without a facilitator/trainer, to help explore the issues discussed on the DVD and some of the evidence surrounding end of life conversations.

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Health quality standards from NICE for end of life care
24th April 2015

Quality standard for end of life care for adults

SPICT – a tool to identify those in need of supportive or palliative care
15th December 2015

SPICT is a one page clinical guide designed to help health and social care professionals identify people who are at risk of deteriorating and dying with one or more advanced, progressive conditions or a new life-threatening condition. You are encouraged to register for updates and to read the guidance Using SPICT

The website is not designed to give medical advice, but rather to give information on a wide range of topics to health and social care staff, no matter where they work. Find out more