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Thinking ahead with anticipatory care planning and documenting discussions using the ReSPECT process

ReSPECT is about creating a personalised recommendation for someone’s clinical care in emergency situations, including during COVID-19, where they are not able to make decisions or express their wishes. Read more on our ReSPECT webpages.  


Access our ReSPECT training and implementation resources. 

Find out more about ReSPECT during COVID-19 from the Resuscitation Council.

Two sets of training videos are available to support you:

  • Health Education England supported by the AHSN Network have published a set of materials and films which aim to support staff through difficult conversations arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • While we should always hope for the best, it is also wise to prepare for the worst. In these videos, Dr Justin Amery, a GP and specialist in palliative care from Oxford talks honestly, reassuringly, and practically for individuals about how to plan for the worst, and so give people the best chance of getting the care they wish for at the place they wish.

Implementing ReSPECT as a healthcare professional

Training for staff who will need to recognise the ReSPECT form, act on recommendations and be initiating or carrying out conversations with patients and their families about treatment escalation, DNACPR, and the ReSPECT process.

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