Palliative care from diagnosis to death

4 minute video made by the SPICT team and colleagues

Palliative care is still often delayed until the last weeks or days of life once the illness is advanced and disease focused treatments are no longer effective. This is a missed opportunity to do better for patients, families, and health services. Kirsty Boyd and Scott Murray and colleagues set out a rationale for early palliative care based on the three typical trajectories of functional decline towards the end of life (rapid, intermittent, and gradual)

You can watch the video on the BMJ website