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Care of the DyingA pathway to excellence$
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John Ellershaw and Susie Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550838

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.001.0001

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What about care pathways?

What about care pathways?

(p.1) Chapter 1 What about care pathways?
Care of the Dying

Kris Vanhaecht

Massimiliano Panella

Ruben van Zelm

Walter Sermeus

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses care pathways, which are also known as critical pathways, clinical pathways, and integrated care pathways, and are used for a variety of patient groups worldwide. The chapter discusses the history and working definition of care pathways, and looks at care pathways as a concept, a model, a process, and a product. The last section in this chapter focuses on a discussion and the challenges for palliative care, such as developing and implementing pathways that have the patient focused care paradigm as the main driver.

Keywords:   care pathways, patient groups, working definition, palliative care, care paradigm

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