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Consultation on the end-of-life care draft quality standard

 

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Consultation on the end-of-life care draft quality standard

This draft quality standard contains 20 statements for the care of adults with advanced, progressive, or life-limiting conditions who are approaching the end of their life, and for adults who die suddenly or after a very brief illness, in settings where care is provided by health and social care staff.

It also covers support for the families and carers of people in these groups. The statements include ensuring people in such settings are offered comprehensive and regular assessments, which include the opportunity to discuss their current physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs and preferences. The closing date for comments is 22 July 2011.
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