The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient: a critical analysis of its rise, demise and legacy in England.

  title={The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient: a critical analysis of its rise, demise and legacy in England.},
  author={Jane Seymour and David Clark},
  journal={Wellcome open research},
  • J. Seymour, D. Clark
  • Published 24 April 2018
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Wellcome open research
Background: The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient ('the LCP') was an integrated care pathway (ICP) recommended by successive governments in England and Wales to improve end-of-life care, using insights from hospice and palliative care. It was discontinued in 2014 following mounting criticism and a national review.  The ensuing debate among clinicians polarised between 'blaming' of the LCP and regret at its removal. Employing the concept of 'boundary objects', we aimed to address… 
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