Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead

This report from The Royal College of Physicians highlights and challenges professional reluctance to engage in conversations with patients about uncertainty, treatment ceilings, resuscitation status and death; it offers some ‘mythbusters’ to get physicians thinking; and offers signposts to tools and educational resources to support physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People
28th May 2015 | Source: NHS

New approach to caring for people in the last few days and hours of life that focuses on the needs and wishes of the dying person and those close to them, in the planning and delivery of care, in any setting

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Proactive Identification Guidance (PIG)
5th April 2017

This updated 6th edition of the GSF PIG is renamed as Proactive Identification Guidance (was Prognostic Indicator Guidance) aims to enable the earlier identification of people nearing the end of their life who may need additional supportive care.

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