Dying in an acute hospital setting: the challenges and solutions.

  title={Dying in an acute hospital setting: the challenges and solutions.},
  author={R Al-Qurainy and Emily Collis and David J Feuer},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  volume={63 3},
More than half of all UK deaths occur in hospital, yet evidence suggests that the quality of inpatient end of life care is suboptimal at best. Over half of all NHS complaints pertain to problems with care in the dying phase, particularly with regard to poor communication. This is a hugely topical area following the recent publication of the Department of Health's End of Life Care Strategy. With reference to current literature, we seek to investigate the challenges associated with providing 'a… CONTINUE READING
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