Wednesday, 30 November 2011

NHS Direct decision aids – advanced kidney disease

Planning for end of life care patient decision aid, developed by Isabel Hospice and the Addenbrookes Hospital kidney care team has been launched by NHS Direct.
The English is very clear; it covers care planning, building on “my kidney care plan”, produced by NHS Kidney Care, benefits of talking and starting advanced care planning to help individuals achieve most in their remaining life and to plan for a good death.

It explores the individual ‘s thoughts about what a good death would be, needs assessment, do not rescusitate and lasting power of attorney. Considerations about preferred place of care, putting affairs in order and even organ and tissue donation are included. People can print off a summary of answers to use in discussion with the kidney care or primary care team, family and others involved care.

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