Liverpool care pathway carers survey

  title={Liverpool care pathway carers survey},
  author={Anjali Mullick and Teresa Beynon and Margaret Colvin and Monica Morris and Lindsey Shepherd and Leah Cave and Janice Lowell and N Asmall and Irene Carey},
  journal={Palliative Medicine},
  pages={571 - 572}
The Liverpool care pathway (LCP) is a national tool to improve end-of-life care by transferring the hospice model of care into other settings. Outcome measures relating to the physical, psychological and spiritual comfort of the patient are routinely audited during implementation. However, the audit does not explore carers’ perceptions of the care delivered and there are no published studies looking solely at this area. A LCP implementation programme commenced at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS… 
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