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End-of-life care guidelines are ‘dangerous and wrong’

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They can be even more disastrous than the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway they replaced, an expert claims.
Patients could find themselves in an early grave thanks to the new NHS rules, which could leave staff to ‘guess’ which are dying and hasten their death, he said.

Professor Patrick Pullicino, a leading critic of the Liverpool Care Pathway, said the latest proposals from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence were ‘totally wrong and very misleading’ on the crucial subject of patient hydration.

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