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116 The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for the Patient Dying with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: Development of Evidence-Based Guidelines by an Expert Consensus Group
  1. Claire A Douglasa,
  2. Fliss Murtaghb,
  3. John Ellershawc,
  4. Joanna Chambersd,
  5. Matthew Howsee and
  6. Alistair Chesserf
  1. a Department of Palliative Medicine, Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside, Dundee, UK
  2. b Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, UK
  3. c Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool, UK
  4. d North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
  5. e Department of Nephrology, Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  6. f Department of Nephrology, Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, UK

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Background

Improvement in end-of-life-care is required for patients dying with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The UK government now recommends that tools such as the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) should be used to enhance the care of those patients dying with CKD. The LCP was originally developed for patients dying with terminal cancer. However, it has been …

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