‘Quality’ in relation to care provision is something that is viewed as crucial in palliative care as in other areas. Nurses are often encouraged to be proactive in activities such as quality improvement (QI) and audit, or quality assurance (QA). Several accreditation bodies now have standards around care of the dying patient.

Building evidence to assess the quality of palliative care service provision is important and is an area that service providers continue to work towards.


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Quality improvement remains a key area for activity and development and there are several programs focusing on this:


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Last updated 24 February 2020