Surprise questions that can improve end of life care
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Surprise questions that can improve end of life care

Emma Matthews Consultant practitioner trainee, Health Education England (South East) Older People and Frailty Pathway

Healthcare professionals can help meet the needs of older people approaching the end of life by asking the right questions

The NHS Long Term Plan (NHS England 2019) pledges to introduce personalised and proactive care planning for people in their final year of life. Improving communication is vital to this.

Nursing Older People. 31, 6, 15-15. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.6.15.s12