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Surprise questions that can improve end of life care

Healthcare professionals can help meet the needs of older people approaching the end of life by asking the right questions
Picture shows a care home supervisor talking to a resident. Healthcare professionals can help meet the needs of older people approaching the end of life by asking the right questions.

Healthcare professionals can help meet the needs of older people approaching the end of life by asking the right questions

The NHS Long Term Plan ( NHS England 2019 ) pledges to introduce personalised and proactive care planning for people identified as being in their final year of life. Improving communication with older people is vital to this.

The use of anticipatory care plans ( Fairbairn and Traue 2017 ), treatment

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