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Induction and implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient

Maureen Gambles, Anita Roberts and Rita Doyle

in Care of the Dying

Second edition

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199550838
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730528 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0009
Induction and implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient

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This chapter discusses an outline of the various elements of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) document and the process through which successful implementation of the LCP for care in the last hours or days of life can be achieved by using the ten step Continuous Quality Improvement Programme. It also explains the fundamental aspects throughout the ten step programme, such as the use of local audit to promote quality assurance.

Keywords: LCP document; implementation; care; Continuous Quality Improvement Programme; local audit; quality assurance

Chapter.  5595 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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