Following the debunked Liverpool Care Pathway a new framework has been devised following consultation from several statutory bodies. The framework is called “Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020″.
This framework states that each person:
– is seen as an individual
– their comfort and wellbeing is maximised
– that their care is coordinated
– and that all staff are prepared to care.
I welcome this initiative as I strongly believe person-centred care is paramount when a person is receiving end of life care. One size doesn’t fit all.
The framework also emphasises training for staff. It says to ensure people receive the care they need “end of life care has to be considered as everybody’s business and all paid carers and clinicians at every level of expertise need to be trained, supported and encouraged to bring a professional ethos to that care”.
Here at Local Care Force we provide such training. This Friday 11th September we are holding syringe driver training. The use of syringe drivers plays an important part in ensuring people receive medication at the end of their life.
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