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Implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) in residential care-homes

Research project Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient (LCP) was developed to transfer the care practice from the hospice setting to the hospital setting in UK. LCP is a pathway with standardized registration method to monitor the care and its results.

The primary aim is to study the effects of LCP on dying patients symtom burden and communication with close relatives and health care professionals. A controlled before-and-after study is planned. All residential care-homes in Skellefteå municipality are included and randomized either to control or interventiongroup. The intervention consist of the LCP to dying patients. Usual care is performed for the control group. Questionnaries are sent to their close relatives

Head of project

Project overview

Project period:

2013-01-21 2017-01-10

Funding

Äldrecentrum Västerbotten, 2009: SEK 100,000
Rönnbäret, 2010: SEK 100,000

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Nursing

Research subject

Ageing research, Public health and health care science

Project description

The primary aim is to study the effects of LCP on dying patients symtom burden and communication with close relatives and health care professionals. A controlled before-and-after study is planned. All residential care-homes in Skellefteå municipality are included and randomized either to control or interventiongroup. The intervention consist of the LCP to dying patients. Usual care is performed for the control group. Questionnaries are sent to their close relatives