The care of dying people in nursing homes and intensive care units: a qualitative mixed-methods study

Perkins E, Gambles M, Houten R, Harper S, Haycox A, O'Brien T, Richards S, Chen H, Nolan K, Ellershaw JE
Record ID 32016000828
Authors' objectives: In England and Wales the two most likely places of death are hospitals (52%) and nursing homes (22%). The Department of Health published its National End of Life Care Strategy in July 2008 (Department of Health. End of Life Care Strategy: Promoting High Quality Care For All Adults at the End of Life. London: Department of Health; 2008) to improve the provision of care, recommending the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP). The original aim was to assess the impact of the LCP on care in two settings: nursing homes and intensive care units (ICUs).
Authors' recommendations: This study makes a unique contribution to understanding the complexity of care at the end of life in two very different settings. More research is needed into the ways in which an organisational culture can be created within which the principles of good end-of-life care become translated into practice.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Nursing Homes
  • Terminal Care
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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