National Palliative Care Standards 5th Edition - 2018
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National Palliative Care Standards 5th Edition – 2018
The National Palliative Care Standards (Edition 5) have been updated following consultation with the palliative care community and other stakeholders. Much has changed within palliative care over the past decade, including expansion of the evidence base for clinical care, re-design of service delivery models of care to meet changing community expectations and needs, and changes to the language used to describe those we care for. Most importantly there is increasing recognition that caring for people who are approaching and reaching the end of life is everybody’s business – everybody in health, aged and social care has a role to play.