End of life care

Woman with carer

Most of us would like the opportunity to die at home. Everyone who needs it should have access to palliative care.

Published in 2008, ‘Living and Dying Well’ is Scotland’s first national action plan for the provision of palliative care and is designed to ensure that palliative and end of life care will be available regardless of diagnosis or location and wherever possible, allows for the patient to be treated at the location of their choice.

The Scottish Government have made significant progress in improving end-of-life care, and all NHS Boards have a delivery plan for this. However, there is still a long way to go. End of life care needs to be considered as an integral part of care planning for all older people with chronic and long term conditions. Too often access to good quality palliative care can vary across the country.

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opens link in new window Living and Dying Well: A national action plan for palliative and end of life care in Scotland




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