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.

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