Letters End of life care

Palliative medicine must accept responsibility for end of life care

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7159 (Published 04 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7159
  1. Andrew N Davies, consultant in palliative medicine1
  1. 1Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford GU2 7XX, UK
  1. adavies12{at}nhs.net

Stephenson highlights the vacuum of care that has developed in many parts of the country since publication of the independent review of the Liverpool care pathway.1 2 3 He states that the “buck stops” with doctors, but many would contend that end of life care should be the responsibility of all healthcare professionals.

If anything, …

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