Hardware or software that is no longer manufactured or supported. An end of life announcement by a vendor stipulates when the manufacturing will end, or if already ended, how far into the future support for the product will be provided.
In contrast, in areas of the United States where end-of-life treatment is not aggressive, such treatment-limiting documents have little effect on the use of these interventions or on health care costs, said Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Ph.
The guidelines, issued by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End-of-Life Care Programme, includes recommendations such as ensuring each GP practice identifies people likely to die in the next 12 months and agreeing local priorities for end-of-life care services.
Designed for lay people and professionals alike, the Vermont Palliative and End-of-Life Care Resource Connections website offers valuable information and connects people to end-of-life care resources available in Vermont.
The realities of an aging population and the public's apprehension about suffering and health care costs associated with dying only compound the need for the integration of end-of-life content into the nursing curricular models across our nation.
The National Audit Office has published a report on end-of-life care services in England, which found that services were inconsistent and that frontline staff lacked training in delivering basic end-of-life care.