A recent news story in Nursing Times highlighted the views of the ethicist Dr Anthony Wrigley who suggested that axing the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was “too extreme”. He said scrapping the measure on the basis of some poor use was like prohibiting the use of morphine.
It is generally accepted that there were problems with its implementation, but what will fill the gap when the pathway is phased out?
What do you think?
- Does your organisation have plans to replace it?
- Have you had training and education to manage palliative care without the LCP?
- What help do you need to provide effective palliative care?