A Quality Improvement Project looking at written Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation decisions

Authors Prof. Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and national strategic lead Advance & Future Care Planning, Wales Dr. Ellen Haire, palliative care doctor and researcher, Cardiff University, Wales Mr. Alan Buckle, patient/carer representative on All Wales Advance & Future Care Planning Group which oversees DNACPR policy for NHS Wales   Introduction In the United […]

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“Sharing and involving online”- Outline Business Case for a national electronic Advance and Future Care Planning solution, accessible to care providers and patients

Authors Lucy McLintock, Partner at  Channel 3 Consulting, London, UK Sarah Armitage, Principal Consultant at Channel 3 Consulting, London, UK Steve Ham, Chair, National Programme Board, End of Life Care, NHS Wales Executive, Gwaelod y Garth, Cardiff, UK Mark Taubert, Chair of Advance & Future Care Planning Strategy Group, Cardiff, NHS Wales   The authors […]

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A conversation about dying – Green Man Festival 2021

News and Events “What happens when you die” event at Green Man Festival 2021. Listen to the event here. The Green Man Festival is Wales’ largest art festival, and it returned with furore and a large offering of musical and spoken word performances, after being cancelled in 2020.     Where better to discuss the […]

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The Sound of covid-19:   Binaural Recordings of a Palliative Care Ward Round in a Cancer Hospital.

Authors:  Prof. Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre University NHS Trust & Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK Mr Glenn Davidson, Artstation, Cardiff, UK Dr. Mike Fedeski, Artstation, Cardiff, UK Dr. Jelle van Gurp, Coordinator Clinical Ethics Radboud University Medical Centre; Assistant professor Ethics of Healthcare, Nijmegen, Netherlands The pandemic has created an […]

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Compassionate Cymru Wales: bold step towards better endings

by Lesley Bethell, steering group chair of Compassionate Cymru, Wales, UK   Introduction Compassionate communities have been seen as one element of public health approaches to end of life care, driven by concerns around scarce resource allocation in the face of unmet need.(1)  One of the drivers for shifting support towards public health here in Wales, […]

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Advance Care Planning: A chance to be proactive not reactive

Rebecca A Brooks, Internal Medical Trainee, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Other Contributors: Helen Hayhoe Alistair J Mackett June 14, 2020 Whilst the benefits of advance care planning are being increasingly recognised [1], the current Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the continued importance of a proactive rather than reactive approach to end-of-life care. In light of end-of-life care discussions around […]

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Advance and Future Care Planning in Wales – Consensus data from conference participants

Authors: Nikki Pease, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, Wales Mark Taubert, National Strategic Lead for Advance/Future Care Planning, NHS Wales Introduction: “Shared Decision making should also include an ability to share the decisions that have been agreed on” In 2019, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care featured a write-up of the proceedings of […]

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