International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 17, Iss. 11, 24 Nov 2011, pp 529
Optimizing the experience of care for patients and relatives has historically been viewed as an optional extra rather than a fundamental element of health-care delivery. The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) will not in itself provide this optimization, but it should prompt health-care workers to address the issues that will enhance this process.