Care or killing?

January 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Liverpool Care Pathway, a guidance for what should be done to a dying patient's last few days and hours and also reports on a national audit which surveyed the use of pathway in several hospitals of Great Britain. It informs that it is a pathway modelled on care and provided at the hospices for the terminally ill of Great Britain. It is recommended that the Liverpool Care Pathway should be used when all possible causes for a patient's condition have been considered.


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