Date of publication: November 2014
Publication type: Guidelines
In a nutshell: This guideline is an aid to clinical decision making and good practice in person-centred care for patients who are deteriorating and at risk of dying. The patient may have a new life-limiting condition, one or more advanced illnesses, or both. A decision will have been made that hospital admission or transfer to a high-dependency unit or intensive treatment unit is not appropriate. While this guideline focuses on physical symptoms, psychosocial and spiritual issues will also need to be addressed to give holistic care.
Length of publication: 5 pages