Care for the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence by John Ellershaw, Susie Wilkinson

By John Ellershaw, Susie Wilkinson

Marie Curie Centre Liverpool, united kingdom. textual content offers instructions for the care of the death in accordance with the Liverpool built-in Care Pathway for the loss of life sufferer (LCP). accommodates evidence-based practices and describes the method of care and results. Discusses bedside documentation structures, regulations and tactics, criteria of perform, and caliber development courses. Softcover.

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E. hospital, hospice, community, and nursing home can be found in Appendix 1–4. 15 16 HOW TO USE LCP FOR THE DYING PATIENT? Instructions for use: 1. A method for identifying which patients have been placed on the LCP in your health care setting should be established. This facilitates the co-ordination for analysis. 2. All the goals (outcomes) within the LCP are in bold typeface and have tick boxes next to them. Below some goals you will find ‘prompts’ which support the goals and any interventions you wish to take.

Instructions for use: 1. A method for identifying which patients have been placed on the LCP in your health care setting should be established. This facilitates the co-ordination for analysis. 2. All the goals (outcomes) within the LCP are in bold typeface and have tick boxes next to them. Below some goals you will find ‘prompts’ which support the goals and any interventions you wish to take. 3. If you tick ‘NO’ for any goal this is a variance, which should always be recorded on the back page. It should be highlighted that variances should not be seen as a ‘failure in care delivery’; instead they should be viewed as allowing consistency in the care of individual patients.

DATE OF ADMISSION: …………………………………………………………………………. DATE OF DEATH: ……………………………………………………………………………….. …… DATE WHAT VARIANCE OCCURRED? WHY DID VARIANCE OCCUR? ACTION TAKEN INITIALS TITLE This page intentionally left blank An example of a completed Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) (Hospital Version) Chapter 3 Symptom control in care of the dying Paul Glare, Andrew Dickman, and Margaret Goodman Section 1—Paul Glare How can the Liverpool Integrated Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) influence symptom control?

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