This guide is a tool for health and social care professionals to support patients at different stages on their journey. 2nd Edition 08/01/16
People whose health is declining from one or more health problems often miss out on well planned care and support because they are not identified and offered the right help soon enough. SPICT-4ALL aims to make it easier for everyone to recognise and talk about signs that a person’s overall health may be declining so that those people and their carers get better coordinated care and support whether they are at home, living in a care home or in hospital. Health Professionals see the original SPICT on this website.
A letter explaining Lincolnshire decision to adopt ReSPECT as a replacement for the current DNACPR form in 2019
How to get the most out of a conversation with a health professional. This has been produced by Care Homes in Lincolnshire after conversations with St Barnabas Hospice.
10 tips for GPs on certifying death and the procedures thereafter from Macmillan. A very useful reference.
Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental state. It is a serious condition that is sometimes mistaken for dementia or, more rarely, depression. Unlike dementia, delirium develops quickly and is usually temporary.
Please help us to improve and develop this tool. The form is very easy to complete and your help is greatly appreciated
Compassion in Dying put in a freedom of information request to Ambulance Trusts across the UK and publishes the results in this document. It highlights the lack of information available to Paramedics about patient wishes at end of life in some areas of the UK.
This is helpful in assessing pain, especially where there are communication problems or dementia
An ADRT can be written on anything. However here is a specimen form that can also be useful.