Matters of Life and Death: Helping people to live well until they dieAugust 4 2012
This guidance aims to support practitioners to implement the End of Life Care Patient Charter, jointly produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Nursing.
Patients, their carers and the people close to them need special care and support through the natural process of dying. GPs and the primary healthcare team have a special relationship with not just their patients but also with the patients’ carers and the people close to the patient.
The GP and the primary healthcare team have the ability to co-ordinate good care and to help reduce some of the worry and stress when someone is at the end of his or her life. This guide aims to encourage and support best care for your patients nearing the end of life and their carers with bereavement.