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Dementia patients should have more say in their end of life care, NICE says

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5590 (Published 17 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5590
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

People with dementia should have more say in decisions related to their long term care and what happens to them at the end of their life, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended.

NICE has issued draft standards on “supporting people to live well with dementia”1 that set out the aspirational but achievable care that the care system should consider when planning and delivering services to ensure that the quality of services improve.

The standards on supporting people to live …

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