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Key questions on end-of-life care

Module summary

Dr Caroline Mawer answers questions from Dr Sara Ritchie on identifying those patients in their final year and replacing the Liverpool Care Pathway

Learning objectives

This module details advice on the GP role with patients at the end of life, including:

  • Estimating when a patient might be in their last year of life
  • When to advise against CPR
  • Updating care plans in view of the NICE guidelines on care of dying adults
  • Nutrition and hydration in dying patients
Author

Dr Caroline Mawer is a GP in east London with an interest in death and dying

Dr Sara Ritchie is a GP in Stoke Newington, north London

Dr Mawer would like to thank Alison Smith, a prescribing support dietitian at NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG and NHS Chiltern CCG

Date module published
29/06/2016
Module due for review
29/06/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
2 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
4 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
excellent
Chryshanti Bikmalla
27.03.2017.
very thorough run through of some of the issues around terminal care .
Maeve Mc Inerney
26.01.2017.
A VERY DETAILED MODULE WITH ALL THERE IS TO LEARN. I AM RE LEARNING .
Debasis Roychoudhury
10.04.2017.
Helpful
Dawn Neville
27.11.2016.
Good overview.
Susan Lumb
19.11.2016.