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GPs avoided LCP before media storm


The only time I put patients on the pathway is when the swallowing reflex has gone and the patient needs injectables. When on the pathway, all participants in care provision know where they stand, how to record findings, make sure enough injectables etc. It is a very valuable tool to help in terminal care provision and just because it has been used inappropriately by some it should not be denied to the rest of us. What I find far more distressing is having to discuss do not attempt CPR with a patient.

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20 Feb 2014

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