Delivering Individual Care Plans for Care of the Dying Person
Wednesday 21 January 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London
This conference will focus on delivering individual care plans for care of the dying person and includes national updates and practical case study sessions.
A new approach to the care of people who are dying based on the needs of wishes of the person and those closest to them was launched in June 2014. The five new priorities of care produced by the Leadership Alliance for Care of Dying People aim to promote a stronger culture of compassion in the NHS and social care – one that puts people and their families at the centre of decisions about their treatment and care. A key element of these new priorities is an individual care plan which will ensure that care is tailored to the individual and delivered with compassion.
“A plan for care and treatment must be developed to meet the dying person’s own needs and wishes in relation to how their care should be managed and any treatment preferences they may want to express. this plan must include attention to symptom control (e.g. relief of pain and other discomforts) and the person’s physical, emotional, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural and religious needs. the person must be supported to eat and drink as long as they wish to do so, and their comfort and dignity prioritised. there must be prompt referral to, and input from, specialist palliative care for any patient and situation that requires this. this plan of care must be documented so that consistent information about the person’s needs and wishes is shared with those involved in the person’s care and available at the time this information is needed.” One Chance to Get it Right, LACDP, June 2014
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