Priorities at the end of life: caring for people who are dying

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses


Ann Regan, Specialist nurse in dementia, Willow Wood Hospice, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.
Jane Colling, Dementia/frailty nurse, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.

Short description

Discover how to use the five priorities for end of life care to achieve high quality end of life care for all, in the way each individual needs it.

Detailed description

Care of people who are dying is an emotive topic, and there is only one chance to get it right for each individual approaching death. Failure to do so can hinder and complicate the grieving process of those left behind. Embedding core nursing values is integral to improving the quality of care given to all patients and those close to them. The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People examined criticism of the Liverpool Care Pathway and formulated a new proposal, introducing five priorities for end of life care. Organisations, teams and individuals should consider how they can use these priorities to achieve high quality end of life care for all, at the time and in the way that each individual needs it.