Nursing Times has been told that clinicians are continuing to use the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway for end-of-life care, despite a major review concluding it should be scrapped.
The review, led by Baroness Neuberger, was sparked by a series of national media stories that strongly criticised the care framework. The review recommended it should be phased out in favour of individual care plans.
However, Anthony Wrigley, a senior lecturer at Keele University,
has claimed nurses and doctors are continuing to rely on the LCP, because they now have “nowhere to turn” for specific guidance on how to treat people in the last weeks, days and hours of life.
What end-of-life care guidance in being followed at your place of work?