Liverpool care pathway

Liverpool care pathway

An integrated care pathway recommended as a best practice model by the UK Department of Health, which has been used at the bedside of the dying in the last hours and days of life. The LCP transfers the best quality for care of the dying from the hospice movement into other clinical settings—hospitals, care homes, in the individual’s own home and community—so that wherever the person is dying there can be an equitable model of care.
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The Dickensian Liverpool Care Pathway method has caused so much distress.
Things have improved in the past two years - since the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway was abolished.
The case has echoes of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) controversy.
In the United Kingdom (UK), Larkin said, there had been a lot of criticism about nurses losing their sense of compassion, particularly after the release of the 2009 Francis report into the running of the Mid Staffordshire National Health Service Trust and the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP).
The Liverpool Care Pathway, which was withdrawn last year, saw elderly and other vulnerable patients denied food and fluids, often without their knowledge or consent, or that of their relatives.
Even in our hospitals a scheme designed to help the terminally ill die without pain (the Liverpool Care Pathway) has been used to bump off old people deemed to be bed-blocking.
The Liverpool Care Pathway programme - which has already been axed in England - is being phased out over the next 12 months.
This is health fascism, it is eugenics and we have also had many unnecessary premature deaths because of the Liverpool Care Pathway which was euthanasia taken to ridiculous lengths.
Britain's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) "Liverpool Care Pathway" sends 130,000 elderly to their deaths annually by sedating and starving them.
THE government is expected to announce a new coalition on end-of-life care in response to the scrapping of the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway.
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