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Liverpool Care Pathway Review: Statement from the Anscombe Bioethics Centre

10/09/2013 11:24 am

"The Director and the Governing Board of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre have agreed a statement welcoming the publication of the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway and noting the clarity of its key findings that ‘plenty of evidence received by the Review shows that, when the LCP is used properly, patients die a peaceful and dignified death. But the Review panel is also convinced, from what it has both heard and read, that implementation of the LCP is not infrequently associated with poor care.’
 
"The Anscombe Bioethics Centre endorses all the recommendations of the Independent Review, including the recommendation that the LCP should be replaced by an ‘an end of life care plan for each patient, backed up by condition-specific good practice guidance’."

Full Statement

The full text of the statement can be downloaded in the top right-hand corner of this article.

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bioethics.org.uk
The official website of the is available on the Anscombe Bioethics Centre

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LCP Statement

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The Director and the Governing Board of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre have agreed a statement welcoming the publication of the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.