Criterion: Delivering comprehensive care
Safe care is delivered based on the comprehensive care plan, and in partnership with patients, carers and families. Comprehensive care is delivered to patients at the end of life.
This criterion outlines strategies for the delivery of comprehensive care for all patients. It includes specific actions about providing care to those at the end of life.
Comprehensive care at the end of life is consistent with the principles of person-centred, goal-directed and compassionate care that are articulated in the National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care.