The route to success in end of life care: achieving quality environments for care at end of life

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Corporate author(s)
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Date of publication
18 August 2011
Health Services, Older Adults
Social welfare
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Until relatively recently there has been little investment in identifying the aspects of the environment that are especially important for those receiving palliative care, their relatives and the bereaved. This guide identifies a number of key environmental principles to help improve privacy and dignity for patients and relatives. These principles can help to support the bereaved, whose memories live on once their loved one has died.