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Nurses must ‘reflect’ new end of life care standards


Just started to read the actual PDF - what NT reported was a simplification, and the PDF itself does say 'given the opportunity to' (on its page 10): Our commitment to you is that as you approach the end of life, you should be given the opportunity and support to: • have honest discussions about your needs and preferences for your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, so that you can live well until you die; • make informed choices about your care, supported by clear and accessible published information on quality and choice in end of life care; this includes listening to the voices of children and young people about their own needs in end of life care, and not just the voices of their carers, parents and families; • develop and document a personalised care plan, based on what matters to you and your needs and preferences, including any advance decisions and your views about where you want to be cared for and where you want to die, and to review and revise this plan throughout the duration of your illness; • share your personalised care plan with your care professionals, enabling them to take account of your wishes and choices in the care and support they provide, and be able to provide feedback to improve care; • involve, to the extent that you wish, your family, carers and those important to you in discussions about, and the delivery of, your care, and to give them the opportunity to provide feedback about your care; • know who to contact if you need help and advice at any time, helping to ensure that your personalised care is delivered in a seamless way. ALTHOUGH 'there is a lot in that, which will be 'a challenge to deliver'.

Posted date

7 July, 2016

Posted time

10:07 am