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Initiating end-of-life care pathways: a discussion paper

Tessa Watts Orcid Logo

Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume: 68, Issue: 10, Pages: 2359 - 2370

Swansea University Author: Tessa Watts Orcid Logo

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This theoretical paper critically examines the decision making challenges associated with the initiation of an end of life care pathway such as the Liverpool Care Pathway. Four particular chalenges are identified and discussed, namely, marking the transition to terminal care, dealing with ambiguity,...

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Published in: Journal of Advanced Nursing
ISSN: 03092402
Published: Wiley Blackwell 2012
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6569
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Abstract: This theoretical paper critically examines the decision making challenges associated with the initiation of an end of life care pathway such as the Liverpool Care Pathway. Four particular chalenges are identified and discussed, namely, marking the transition to terminal care, dealing with ambiguity, reaching professional consensus and engaging patients and families in decision-making.
Keywords: end of life care pathways, clinical decision-making, death and dying, end of life care, nursing, palliative care
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 10
Start Page: 2359
End Page: 2370