Liverpool Care Pathway 'should be phased out'
The way terminally-ill people are looked after in hospital looks set for a fundamental change.
Doctors presently use a system known as the Liverpool Care pathway that can involve the withdrawal of medication, food and fluids.
Medics say the system is a great improvement, offering people a peaceful, pain-free death.
However the government says it wants a process better tailored to the needs of individual patients. Adam Brimelow reports.
13 Jul 2013
- From the section Health