Letters History of the Liverpool care pathway

Getting it right for each dying person we care for

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5026 (Published 14 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5026
  1. Lesley A M Evans, retired consultant geriatrician1
  1. 1Porlock TA24 8HD, UK
  1. les3doc{at}aol.com

It is a tragedy that sensational media reporting and, in a few cases, poor implementation of the Liverpool care pathway, perhaps because of poor education or communication, have led to its abandonment.1 It was at least an attempt to put hospice care into practice in general hospitals. In the 1970s I helped start and run a small hospice unit, but then decided that the greatest need was to apply hospice principles of care …

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