Supporting people to live and die well: a framework for social care at the end of life

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. National End of Life Care Programme
National Health Service. National End of Life Care Programme
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This publication maps out how social care commissioners and providers, together with those involved in training and education, can boost social care’s role in end of life care for individuals and their families. It presents a framework to: identify and raise awareness of the role of social care in supporting people at the end of life, among the public, social and health care workforce and management; facilitate commissioning and delivery of person-centred, integrated care; embed end of life care within commissioning and inspection frameworks and standards for practice; and strengthen the specialism of palliative care social work. The framework identifies actions for a range of stakeholders in order to: initiate work to embed end of life issues within the public, professional and regulatory/legal domains; consult users and carers to identify needs; gather and disseminate good practice and evidence, including on the impact of reablement and personalisation; reflect end of life needs in local authority and primary care trust (PCT) performance indicators and quality markers.

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older people, palliative care, personalisation, person-centred planning, social care, social care provision, end of life care, health care;
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