Effective Communication for Healthcare (EC4H)– Scotland’s leading communication education programme offers advanced communication training workshops for health professionals on many topics including ‘Talking about deteriorating health, dying and ‘what matters”
Shared decision-making about CPR in the hospital setting: a teaching package (Western Australia) – Supports clinicians and medical students to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to initiate and engage in patient-centred conversations about CPR decision-making, particularly for those patients who have progressive deteriorating illness and are unlikely to do well with CPR;
The Advance Project(Australia) – Training videos and resources to promote earlier identification in primary care of people who can benefit from advance care planning and palliative care
Best Case/ Worst Case Communication Tool(USA) – Structured approached based on a graphic decision-aid to support difficult conversations about high risk surgical interventions with people whose outcomes are likely to be poor.
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