|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Title:||The 'surprise question' in end-of-life care (Editorial)|
|Citation:||Hubbard G (2011) The 'surprise question' in end-of-life care (Editorial), British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (3), pp. 109-109.|
|Abstract:||First paragraph: It is imperative that services identify if a person with a chronic illness such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, COPD or motor neuron disease is likely to die so that they and their families and friends can be appropriately supported and a good death is achieved. Yet predicting with precision when a person is likely to die is fraught with difficulties, because illness trajectories for these types of diseases are frequently long and uncertain.|
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