Title: Collaborative working in end-of-life care: developing a guide for health and social care professionals
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing, 2010 16(3) p120 – 125
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Date of publication: March 2010
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: The article constitutes a description of a collaboration project between palliative care nurse specialists and community matrons for patients with a non-cancer diagnosis. A particular outcome of the project was the creation of pathways to clarify decision making in end-of-life care and these were subsequently developed into a best practice guide. The guide identifies key questions and suggests appropriate responses at different stages of the patient journey. The project is designed to identify replicable models of end of life care for those patients with a non-cancer diagnosis, and also to widen access to specialist palliative care services.
Length of publication: 7 pages
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