There are a number of End of Life Care tools which provide practical guidance and support to help health and social care staff to implement the national Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care.
Key points include:
Advance care planning tools
There are a number of different documents available across the West Midlands. They are all aimed at prompting patients to discuss and document their Preferred Priorities for Care as they approach the end of life.
This might include:
This Guide is intended for use by healthcare professionals and the expectation is that they will use clinical judgement, medical, and nursing knowledge in applying the general principles and recommendations contained within. They are not meant to replace the many available texts on the subject of palliative care.
Some of the management strategies describe the use of drugs outside their licensed indications. They are, however, established and accepted good practice. Please refer to the current BNF for further guidance.
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