A fast track path improves access to palliative care for people with learning disabilities.

Source:  Nursing Times v106(19) p13-4

Date: May 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: People with learning disabilities often experience inequalities in accessing general health services. This group, their families and carers need access to effective palliative care when facing a life limiting illness. This article describes the development and implementation of a fast track referral pathway for people with learning disabilities at St Francis Hospice in Essex. Our aim is to share this pathway so others can replicate the collaborative working to improve access to palliative care services for this group.

Publication length: 2 pages

Some important notes: This article is not available online, contact you local health library for a copy of this article. Follow this link to find your local health library.

Acknowledgements: MEDLINE

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