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Liverpool Care Pathway


"All the careful details of the pathway are a salute to the enduring worth of an individual life such an ending can help those left behind to pick up the threads of memory and begin to move forward."

Dame Cicely Saunders

The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) provides an evidence-based framework to support those delivering care to the dying patient and their relatives in the last days and hours of life, in a variety of settings.

The LCP is an integrated care pathway that is used at the bedside to drive up sustained quality of the dying in the last hours and days of life.



It is a means to transfer the best quality for care of the dying from the hospice movement into other clinical areas, so that wherever the person is dying there can be an equitable model of care.

The LCP has been implemented into hospitals, care homes, in the individuals own home / community and into the hospice.

It is recommended as a best practice model, most recently, by the Department of Health in the UK.

See the Liverpool Care Pathway website for full details

End of Life Care
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