A new approach to caring for dying patients has been launched to replace the now defunct Liverpool Care Pathway.
The new Priorities for Care, which are backed by government, are designed to ensure the wishes of patients are respected and that care is tailored to their needs.
These guiding principles were drawn up by a group of 21 organisations under the umbrella title of the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People.
It includes the Royal College of Nursing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The new guidelines, which form part of a wider report called One Chance to Get it Right, stress the importance of clear and sensitive communication between nurses and the person who is dying, their family and friends.
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