Bethany Green summarises a report that recommends legal reform in England and Wales in regards to advanced decision-making in mental health.[read the full story...]
PACT advance decision-making template: is another form really the answer?
Peter Bartlett considers the usefulness of the new PACT advance-decision making template, which is a fillable template for advance decision making in fluctuating mental health conditions – PACT (Preferences and Advance decisions for Crisis and Treatment).[read the full story...]
Advance care planning in dementia nursing homes with family carers
Josie Dixon considers a paired-cluster randomised controlled trial of an advance care planning intervention, called the Family Carer Decision Support (FCDS) intervention, undertaken by Kevin Brazil and colleagues (2018) in dementia nursing homes.[read the full story...]
Seeing is believing; how does family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation affect psychological outcomes for family members?
There are around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year. Some of these events occur in the presence of relatives who may witness the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the resuscitation team (you can find out more about CPR at the Resuscitation Council’s website). The emotional consequences of this for the relatives and the [read the full story…]