'System requires training to implement properly'
13 July 2013 Last updated at 12:02 BST
The Liverpool Care Pathway, developed to support patients as they near death, should be phased out in England, an independent review is expected to say.
The system can involve withdrawal of medication, food and fluids.
It can offer a peaceful and dignified death but there have been problems with its implementation, the government-commissioned review is set to say.
Dr Bill Noble Medical Director, Marie Curie Cancer Care told the BBC "the system requires a lot of training and education to put it in place and make it work properly".