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CPCRE - End of life pathways

The Care at the End of Life Project team have worked with palliative care clinicians to make available the following documents:

Liverpool Care Pathway Review 2013

The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was extensively reviewed in 2013 after negative publicity in the UK. See the Review link above for further information about the review. See also an article by Review Chair, Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger The Liverpool Care Pathway: what went right and what went wrong.

The Australian Best Care of the Dying (ABCD) Network Project 2005

The ABCD Network Project, with Professor Janet Hardy as lead investigator, was funded by the National Institute of Clinical Studies from 1st January-30th June 2005. The ABCD network, a consortium of Queensland palliative care units, collaborated to further the use of end of life care pathways in Queensland.

The focus of the project was to improve the care of patients dying in hospitals and institutions throughout Australia through a care pathway programme. The concept of care pathways for the dying was developed by a specialist palliative care team in Liverpool (UK) and now forms part of standard management in over one hundred UK hospitals. The Liverpool Care Pathway allows the excellence of care achieved in the hospice environment to be extended to the acute hospital, community and aged care settings.

For more information about the ABCD project, contact Professor Janet Hardy by emailing CPCRE.

Last updated: 9 June 2023