Quality of palliative care: a warning

Even in the country which is considered to deliver the best palliative care in the world, attention to keep the quality of palliative care is needed.

In the UK, there is no legal requirement to train the caring personnel in palliative care. Inadequate training is also due to the shortage of nursing staff. The chief inspector of adult social care indicates that end-of-life care for elderly is often not delivered as it should be.

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