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END OF LIFE

CARE

QUALITY CARE FOR END OF LIFE NEEDS 

 

End-of-life care is the care that you or your loved one receives in the last months of their life. Your dedicated healthcare team will support you so that your pain and any uncomfortable symptoms are managed. 

 

However, the care and support provided extends beyond your healthcare needs to include your psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual needs, which should also be addressed to enable you to achieve the best quality of life in your last days. 

 

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) emphasises that end of life care should be about enhancing the quality of life, ensuring that people have a positive experience of healthcare and treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm.