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Tayside study produces end-of-life care package

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A study in Tayside involving community nurses and terminally ill patients has produced a standardised end-of-life care package, which could be a valuable aid for other health systems.

The Dignity Care Pathway helps nurses understand the needs of patients and enables patients to express concerns. It has been developed by the University of Dundee working with 25 terminally ill patients, five carers and community and Macmillan nurses.

The pathway begins with a questionnaire for patients which identifies issues and enables nurses to cater actions to patient's needs.

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