Specialist palliative care in dementia

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.671-b (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:671

Patients with dementia are unable to access appropriate palliative care

  1. Mari Lloyd-Williams, professor (mlw@liverpool.ac.uk),
  2. Sheila Payne, professor,
  3. Mick Dennis, senior lecturer
  1. 1Division of Primary Care, School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GB
  2. 2School of Nursing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7ND
  3. 3Academic Department of Psychiatry for the Elderly, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE6 5PQ

EDITOR—Hughes et al suggest that specialised units with outreach and liaison are needed for palliative care of patients with dementia.1 The United States has taken a much more holistic approach than the United Kingdom in this area. Although several papers have been published over the past …

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