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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Communicating Bad News with Patients and their Families
22nd April 2015 | Source: East Midlands Cancer Network

Guidelines to giving significant news. Includes checklist as well as more detailed information

End of Life Care and Human Rights: A Practitioner’s Guide
1st May 2018 | Source: British Institute of Human Rights

This Guide has been developed to support those working in end of life care deliver care services that respect human rights by providing accessible information about human rights and how they are relevant in an end of life care context.

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