Liverpool care pathway for dying patients to be scrapped after review

The Liverpool care pathway (LCP) for dying patients is to be scrapped, ministers are expected to announce next week after an independent review.

The regime was originally developed to allow terminally ill patients a peaceful and dignified death. But it came under intense criticism amid claims that it was being used to hasten deaths, clear beds and save money…read more

An article from Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada). More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET