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Addressing inequalities in end of life care

People from certain groups in society sometimes experience poorer quality care at the end of their lives because providers do not always understand or fully consider their needs, according to a review by the Care Quality Commission.

CQC spoke with people who may be less likely to receive good care – whether because of diagnosis, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or social circumstances – to tell us about their experience of end of life care, and the barriers which may prevent them from experiencing good, personalised care at the end of life. More....