Guidance At End Of Life (GAEL) - Updated
Care of patients, their relatives, carers and friends in the last few days of life has always been a priority across NHSGGC. To ensure that the care delivered is holistic, person centred and follows the most up to date guidance in relation to assessment and symptom management, NHSGGC developed GAEL in 2014. The guidance was updated in 2020 and has recently been re–launched. The aim of the guideline is to promote a peaceful and dignified death and can be found on StaffNet here.
The expectation of the updated document is that healthcare professionals will feel more confident and competent caring for people in the last few days of life, find it clearer to use, focus on the key actions and find it a useful tool to guide practice.
The updated guidance includes:
- The 4 main principles drawn from Caring for people in the last days and hours of life – NHS Scotland 2014
- Key actions when someone is dying and at the time of and after death
- Clear guidance on Anticipatory/Just In Case medication and advice on when to seek support and advice
- Electronic links throughout that can be accessed to provide additional information
NHSGGC palliative care guidelines can be found by clicking the pink icon on the homepage of StaffNet:
Published: 26/02/21 Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication