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Nurs Stand. 2009 Sep 2-8;23(52):35-41.

Implementing end of life care for patients with renal failure.

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Dialysis Unit, University Hospitals of Morecombe Bay NHS Trust.


Traditional palliative care services have focused on individuals with cancer. The NHS National End of Life Care Programme, launched in December 2003, has been working to address this anomaly and to try to enhance end of life care provision for other patient groups. This article reports on work in the area of renal failure at Westmorland General Hospital, Cumbria, where the Preferred Priorities for Care tool has been introduced to support patients nearing the end of life.

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