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International development of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP)

Ruthmarijke Smeding, Maria Bolger and John Ellershaw

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/9780199550838.003.0011
International development of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP)

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This chapter discusses introducing and implementing LCP in other countries. In order for Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) to be successfully implemented, it requires strong and consistent leadership. The chapter also describes the different international activities of the LCP, including its different levels or phases: induction, implementation, dissemination, and sustainability.

Keywords: LCP; levels or phases; induction; implementation; dissemination; sustainability

Chapter.  5967 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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