Publication - Guidance

Caring for people in the last days and hours of life - Guidance

Published: 19 Dec 2014
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781785440359

The ‘Caring for people in the last days and hours of life’ Guidance and associated 4 principles provide a framework for further planning and development across health and care settings in Scotland.

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Caring for people in the last days and hours of life - Guidance
Footnotes

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Footnotes

i. Definition of a 'natural death': a death that is primarily attributed to an illness or an internal malfunction of the body not directly influenced by external forces.

ii. The "goals of care" are the things which those providing care are trying to achieve for the patient. These goals are based on discussion with patient (if possible) and the family of available treatment options and what matters most to them.

iii. More information about SBAR is available here: http://www.qihub.scot.nhs.uk/knowledge-centre/quality-improvement-tools/situation-background-assessment-recommendation-(sbar).aspx

iv. Shaping Bereavement Care - a framework for action (2011)


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