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Guidance and care document for use in all care settings

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A proactive approach to Palliative and End of Life Care for all Diagnoses
8th January 2016 | Source: Lawrence Pike and City Graphics

This guide is a tool for health and social care professionals to support patients at different stages on their journey. 2nd Edition 08/01/16

Decision Support Tool (DST) for continuing health care – CHC
3rd November 2016

The DST is completed by a multidisciplinary team (MDT), following a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s health and social care needs and their desired outcomes. The DST asks the MDT to set out the individual’s needs in relation to 12 care domains in order to apply for continuing health care funding.

Gold Standards Framework
24th April 2015

Enabling a 'gold standard' of care for all people nearing the end of life

GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life
24th March 2015 | Source: GMC

GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life linking to e-learning, video and flow charts

Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness
24th April 2015 | Source: NCPC

Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness. A Guide for Health and Social Care Staff

One chance to get it right
12th April 2015 | Source:

An alliance of 21 national organisations set up to improve care in the last few days and hours of life

Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
6th July 2016 | Source: British Medical Association

Guidance from the British Medical Association, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing, updated 2016

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

Person centred end of life care
6th April 2016

A collection of useful resources from Helen Sanderson Associates from one page person profiles to self assessments for organisations on how to improve their person centred care

Association for Palliative Medicine
24th April 2015

Some aspects of site are free; some incur a fee. Disseminates information via quarterly newsletter (free), website and email bulletins. Training materials available. Links with other specialities. Lobbies Government

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