End of life care


Maureen McGinn, Project Manager in Palliative and End of Life Care, South West London Cancer Network, Deas Home, Nelson Hospital, Kingston Road, London SW20 8DB, UK (e-mail: Maureen.McGinn@smpct.nhs.uk).


This module presents background and encourages personal reflection and learning on end of life care terminology, concepts and ethics for all healthcare staff working with adult cancer patients. Consideration is given to resuscitation issues, communication skills competence and end of life care pathways such as Gold Standards Framework and Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying.