Holistic common assessment of the supportive and palliative care needs of adults requiring end of life care

Document type
Guidance
Corporate author(s)
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Publisher
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Date of publication
1 January 2010
Subject(s)
Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This document provides guidance for holistic common assessment of the supportive and palliative care needs of adults requiring end of life care. It highlights five core areas or domains for holistic common assessment and sets out the content within each of these, so that teams can benchmark their local processes and tools. It sets out the main features of the process - including the who, when, where and how - of holistic common assessment It also highlights a range of existing assessment and planning tools, guidance and relevant policy, signposting to other resources where appropriate