It's morally wrong to waste the time of a dying person - An audit of the last 1,000 days of life
PHE ePoster Library. Stonebridge J. Sep 12, 2019; 274437; 233
Ms. Judith Stonebridge
Ms. Judith Stonebridge
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The need to better understand existing patterns of care and support and identify opportunities for improvement was highlighted. An audit was undertaken:Overall aim:· To identify opportunities to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families by reducing the treatment burden for those in their final years of life.Objectives:· To review and analyse the journeys of patients during their last 1,000 days of life to identify patterns of use and provision. · To increase the proportion of people in their last years of life who are offered an opportunity to develop person centred care plans that take account of their specific needs and preferences for treatment as well as their health priorities and lifestyle goals.Methodology· Sample drawn from patients included in SHMI · In depth case note reviews of 5 patients (including primary care and social care records)· Information Sharing Agreement establishedResults:· Opportunities for development when providing care and support to those in their last 1,000 days of life were identified.· Opportunities to reduce wasted within the system were highlighted · The audit has been presented to several forums, groups and conferences The information has been a catalyst for debate and facilitated an agreement to look at existing pathways and approaches to providing care and support for those in the last 1,000 days of life.· A range of initiatives to change the culture around talking about death including death cafes and a book club have been introduced External funding details
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