End of life evidence review

Authors:
DAVIDSON Susan, GENTRY Tom
Publisher:
Age UK
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
26
Place of publication:
London

A review of the evidence on end of life for older people, focusing on health and care needs, palliative care, the place of death, the role of health and social care professionals and informal carers, including family and friends, the impact of costs, advance care plans, and inequalities. The review outlines current guidance and policies and considers practical steps for third sector organisations, including incorporating end of life care into all policy on long-term conditions and integration, promoting evidence on healthcare savings through use of specialist and coordinated care at end of life, raising awareness and promoting best practice. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
end of life care, older people, palliative care, advance care planning, inequalities, carers, voluntary sector;
Content type:
research review
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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