Last Days of Life

To improve and support the care of the dying patient, the Clinical Excellence Commission, in collaboration with clinicians and consumer advisors, developed a Last Days of Life toolkit. The tools have been specifically developed for use by generalist clinicians and are not intended to replace either local Specialist Palliative Care guidelines or advice given by Specialist Palliative Care clinicians.

The aim is to ensure all dying patients are recognised early, receive optimal symptom control, have social, spiritual and cultural needs addressed, both patient and families/carers are involved in decision-making, and bereavement support occurs.

All resources are available below – if you'd like to undertake an improvement project using the Last Days of Life tools, visit the CEC QI Toolkits page for further information.

Last Days of Life resources