Palliative Care Identification Tools Compared

This tool has been designed to help health and social care professionals identify those who would benefit from a palliative approach to their care. Earlier identification has many advantages. It can allow people to make informed choices about what medical treatments and care they would like to receive, or not receive, and to prioritise things that are important to them when length of life may be short, or when the presence of irreversible illness has altered life for that person.

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Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards(DoLS)
6th July 2016 | Source: The Law Commission

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) aim to protect people who lack mental capacity, but who need to be deprived of liberty so they can be given care and treatment in a hospital or care home. They are very complex. The Law Commission publishes and interim report after extensive consultation.

Talkabout – the online resource for the public. Marie Curie
13th November 2019

As part of a campaign to help people talk about death Marie Curie has developed a whole section of the website dedicated to these conversations. There are also conversation cards, tips on having conversations, a planning checklist and more.

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