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Improving End of Life Care - professional development for physicians

A new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) recommends that all hospital doctors, not just palliative care doctors and geriatricians, must be supported to improve the care they give to patients at the end of their lives.

Improving end-of-life care: professional development for physicians, published by the RCP, provides practical toolkits for physicians and recommendations for trusts to improve end of life care. The report recommends that all physicians promptly discuss options for end of life care, which gives patients and their carers time to make choices. Decisions are then more likely to be shared with health professionals.

Please visit the RCP website for a downloadable PDF of the report: