A stakeholder evaluation of Hospice staff views of the Liverpool Care Pathway

S. Stirzaker, M. Gambles, B. Jack, J. Ellershaw

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hospice staff. Aim: To explore doctors’ and nurses’ perceptions of using the LCP within the hospice setting. Methods: A purposive sample of ten nurses and five doctors who had worked at the hospice for at least six months were selected. This was designed to represent staff working at various grades within the organisation. Individual interviews (audio-taped and transcribed) lasting between 30 minutes and one hour were undertaken. A semi-structured topic guide was used to enable the identification of salient themes. Results: A total of 13 interviews of nine nurses and four doctors were undertaken. The LCP was generally regarded by both groups as a useful and important document for the delivery of consistent and appropriate care to dying patients and their carers. Its usefulness as a teaching tool for new/inexperienced staff was also highlighted. Perceptions of hospice staff and staff from the acute sector differed in subtle ways. Conclusion: The pathway was generally regarded favourably by both doctors and nurses in this sample. Partnership with patients: an exploration of palliative nursing
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventLiverpool Care of the Dying Pathway Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Dec 2004 → …


ConferenceLiverpool Care of the Dying Pathway Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period25/12/04 → …


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