Palliative and End of Life Care - POST Note

Published 08 October 2014 | POST notes POST PN 481

Authors: Abbi Hobbs

Topic: Bereavement benefits, Community care, Death, Funerals, Health services, Health staff and professions, Housing adaptations, Medical ethics, Medicine, Science

Palliative and end of life care refer to the care of people who have an incurable and progressive illness. This POSTnote provides an overview of palliative care and its key components, approaches to managing and standardising care and key challenges to providing high quality care.

Share this page

Related information

The House of Commons Library provides research, analysis and information services for MPs and their staff.

If you have any comments on briefings from the Commons Library, please contact papers@parliament.uk.

Please note, authors are not available to discuss the contents of papers with members of the general public. 

TwitterFollow House of Commons Library on Twitter

The House of Lords Library delivers research and information services to Members and staff of the House in support of parliamentary business.

Email holresearchservices@parliament.uk with comments on Lords Library Notes.

Please note that authors are not available to discuss the contents of Library Notes with members of the general public.

POST produces independent, balanced and accessible briefings on public policy issues related to science and technology. You can leave feedback at www.surveymonkey.com/postnote