This tool is dangerous and can kill.
"It is also of interest that 50% of deaths in mid staffs were on the LCP (4). While there is no published evidence that any of those deaths were linked to the LCP, which was only implemented at Mid Staffs at the end of the period in question, it must be clear that when the LCP is used more widely, there will be more patients prescribed medicines whose inappropriate use will cause death. And having required medicines to be written up on an as required basis, the decision to administer can be taken by the most junior doctor or nurse who is working on a shift with no prior knowledge of the patient."
This tool is dangerous and does kill.
"Perhaps of even greater concern is that a huge majority of doctors surveyed said they would want to be placed upon the LCP if they had a terminal illness. We all know that terminal illness last for weeks and months, and yet, respondents to a simple question simply state that they would want to be on the LCP in such situations. As stated in the article the terminally ill may or may not be dying. If clinicians would want to be on the LCP if they were terminally ill (not necessarily dying) and the authors of this report managed to pose such a question, then surely this study shows the deep misunderstandings which surround the LCP."
This tool is a Licence to Kill People.
This is Adrian Treloar in the BMJ -