A ‘top ten’ of unanswered questions in palliative and end of life care has been published by the Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership.
The Partnership’s final report was launched today at the Palliative and End of Life Care Research Summit and follows an extensive 18-month consultation, during which over 1,400 patients, carers and health and social care professionals helped determine the most important unanswered questions (i.e. gaps in existing evidence) that could improve overall care and experiences.
As well as research into how care can be provided outside of working hours, other top priorities include looking at how access to palliative care services can be improved for everyone, regardless of where they are in the UK, and what the benefits are of Advance Care Planning.
The Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership was initiated by Marie Curie in the summer of 2013 and involved around 30 other organisations and groups. The partnership (and methodology) was facilitated by the James Lind Alliance (JLA) and overseen by a Steering Group chaired by an independent JLA Advisor.
Read more and find the list of top ten priorities on the UK edition of ehospice.