Report: What people want at the end of life

27/08/2013 End of Life

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End of life care policy and practice has, for some years,focused on ensuring people die in their preferred place of death and usually at home. But this focus on where people die – rather than what they want at the end of life – has inhibited personalisation and informed choice for patients and their families. It has led to a lack of proper scrutiny of the experience of dying at home and left other settings neglected when it comes to developing them as good places for people to die. Moreover, it sits uncomfortably with the wider shift towards achieving outcomes across health and social care, and is no longer sustainable in the face of demographic change.

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