13 March 2017
NIHR CLAHRC Wessex has been working with a number of organisations to look into the burden of treatment and complexity in end of life care.
It has been reviewing a decision aid ReSPECT for health professionals, families and patients to use when a person is unable to communicate their medical treatment preferences.
Professor Alison Richardson (pictured), Professor of Cancer Nursing and End of Life Care & Director - Southampton Academy of Research, said
“This work is the culmination of a process, stretching back over 18 months . NIHR CLAHRC Wessex has held in-depth discussions with doctor, nurses and ambulance crews and whole healthcare teams from a range of different organisations, as well as with people, their families and other carers. The feedback from these discussions was shared with the developers of the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) documentation.
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