Hospital liaison palliative care

Max Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy and Jo Wells

in Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234356
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Hospital liaison 						palliative care

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This chapter covers the need for hospital liaison palliative care services, challenges in an acute hospital setting, aims and evaluation of the hospital specialist palliative care team, things to think about when considering a referral, urgent discharge of a dying patient who wants to die at home, dying in the intensive care unit (ICU), and using the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) in the hospital setting.

Chapter.  4166 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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