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Nurses must ‘reflect’ new end of life care standards


I only just found this - so I've not yet read it properly, nor have I followed up the links. But this seems to be almost identical to what I've been 'banging on about' for some years, and with a slight reservation, I really like this list: honest discussions between care professionals and dying people dying people making informed choices about their care personalised care plans for all the discussion of personalised care plans with care professionals the involvement of family and carers in dying people’s care a main contact so dying people know who to contact at any time of day My reservation hinges on the difference between 'what has to be offered' and 'what has to happen', For example: 'personalised care plans for all' Patients must be OFFERED the chance to 'construct a personalised care plan' - but, it has to be the patient's decision as to how far to go along the 'care plan' route: some patients might (and I think with good reason) say 'sorry, this 'planning' seems too prescriptive. because I have not died before, and I suspect that as it is a new experience to me, my decisions and wishes might change day-to-day and in ways that I cannot foresee - so I'd prefer to explain my decisions and wishes, in a much more real-time way as things happen, rather than trying to make guesses about what they would be in a 'care plan''.

Posted date

7 July, 2016

Posted time

9:54 am