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.
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.
A letter explaining Lincolnshire decision to adopt ReSPECT as a replacement for the current DNACPR form in 2019
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.
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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.
A short animated video which explains the basics of Project ECHO in a simple and straightforward manner. Project ECHO is supported by Hospice UK and St Barnabas is a hub for Lincolnshire. Everyone is a learner, everyone is a teacher. An evidence based way of revolutionising healthcare.
This is helpful in assessing pain, especially where there are communication problems or dementia