Carole Mula

International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 19, Iss. 2, 21 Feb 2013, pp 55

During the latter part of 2012, the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) came under some serious criticism in the media. Apparent examples of shocking bad practice were emphasised, including dying patients being deprived of food and water and in some cases not receiving any treatment at all, and a lack of communication with patients and families whereby they were unaware that the pathway had been implemented and/or no opportunity was presented for a patient to be taken off the pathway even if there was a marked improvement in their condition.

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