The Liverpool Care Pathway to dignity in death.

“My grandfather’s lingering demise shows why we need protocols for palliative care”.

Dr Max Pemberton recalls his grandfather’s experience of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which was not implemented soon enough. “It was obvious to us all that if the hospital had properly initiated the LCP earlier, things would have been very different for him, and it’s doubtful he would have languished, barely alive, for over a fortnight”, Dr Pemberton writes.


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