Palliative medicine must accept responsibility for end of life careBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7159 (Published 04 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7159
- Andrew N Davies, consultant in palliative medicine1
- 1Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford GU2 7XX, UK
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, …