Essay on Policies, Principles and Aims of End of Life Care

For briefing about the care that must be provided to persons who are incarnating a life involving limited disease, one of the most widely and popular used term is ‘end of life care’. Treating or preventing the disease symptoms as early as probable is the key objective of end of life care. It also aims to provide significant support to the sufferer and exploring their symptoms instead of hunting out a treatment for their disease. Besides, the objectives of end of life care involve caring for the spiritual and psychosocial needs of themselves and their families and maintaining the quality of life, choices, and well-being of the individual who is about to die to further support his or her individuality.

Moreover, in 2008, the DoH (Department of Health) released the strategy of end of life care (EOLCS) for reforming and promoting how care must be provided to dying individuals with a critical focus on their preferences and needs. This policy was considered both globally and nationally. For the succeeded care of the individual on his or her last legs through the conduit of EOLC, an integrated framework was provided by the policy. The policy first defines the EOLCS and its mission. Lastly, it perceives the end-of-life care as the universal care of beings, irrelevant of age or diagnosis, as they are proceeding towards the end of their lives.

Lastly, the pathway of the local end of life care is based on six stages, involving care after death, last day of life, service delivery, coordination of care, wishes and needs, and discussions. Wishes relative to the end of the life care plan are discussed in stage one by the service user. Further, the selections and preferences of the services users are considered and valuation is planned out to follow those preferences. The care plan/assessment is put in place and coordinated between the care staff, service user’s relatives, and the service user. Moreover, the next stage may involve a collection of services across many various settings that can be retrieved by the service user. In the next phase, the care staff can identify that the service user is about to die. In the last stage, a good practice is followed by care staff as per the wishes and preferences of the service user. 

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