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Guide to care in final three days

Headlines once again focus on end of life care following publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) draft guideline on caring for adults in the last three days of life

Headlines once again focus on end of life care following publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) draft guideline on caring for adults in the last three days of life.

The guideline is designed to improve clinical care in NHS settings. It was drawn up after the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for end of life care was abolished in July 2014 when a government-commissioned review, chaired by Baroness Julia Neuberger, said that it had been misused in some places.

The review was ordered after negative publicity about the LCP, including claims by relatives that loved ones had been denied food and fluids.

Hydration, along with recommendations on recognising dying, communication, shared decision making and managing symptoms and medication prescribing, is covered in detail in the guideline.

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