This completes the RLO on the care of frail older people who die on acute hospital wards.

You should now have:

  1. Considered how population ageing is changing the experience of death and dying, and how this impacts on the cost and organisation of end of life care.
  2. Gained an understanding of some of the issues that underpin current debates about hospital as a place of death.
  3. Begun to consider what is meant by the notion of the “good death”.
  4. Explored some of the challenges involved in providing good end of life care in the acute hospital environment, especially for patients affected by dementia.

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