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Draft Principles and Guidance for the Last Days of Life - Te Ara Whakapiri - The Path of Closeness and Unity

This document has been completed by the Palliative Care Council (PCC) and  represents the recommended approach to caring, across all sectors and settings for New Zealanders who have life-limiting illness and are in their last days of life.

The guidance was developed as a result of the phasing out of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for the Dying Patient in the United Kingdom. A key recommendation is that teams caring for a person in their last days of life should develop an individual care plan which addresses physical, social, cultural and spiritual issues. The document provides tools and resources to guide the care of people in their last days of life.

The PCC is particularly interested to hear how this guidance fits with current tools and how clinically applicable it is across a range of settings.

The full guidance document is below for your review and comment.

Feedback Due: Please send comments to by 28 April 2015.


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