Using SPICT to predict risk of dying

Colleagues from the international SPICT community have published studies looking at use of SPICT to identify those with a higher risk of dying in geriatric inpatient wards (Belgium) and in primary care (Australia). They said: “SPICT seems to be valuable for identifying geriatric patients in need of palliative care as it demonstrates significant association with … Read more

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Use of SPICT-LIS

Here is a new report on SPICT for Lower Income Settings by Dr Dan Munday who leads the SPICT-LIS special interest group following his presentation at the recent Indian Palliative Care Conference. Published in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care Download Use of SPICT-LIS

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SPICT updates

SPICT Website www.spict.org.uk We have recently updated the website including the homepage to make it easier to use. SPICT™ 2017, SPICT-4ALL™ 2018 and the completed translations of SPICT 2017 (French, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese (from Brazil) are all downloadable free from the website. We do encourage everyone using SPICT™ to register for updates. This means we can email everyone registered … Read more

SPICT in Primary Care and Elderly Care

Two new studies have been published using SPICT in primary care and in elderly care: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28792787 This is a paper from Ghent in Belgium evaluating use of SPICT in a geriatric population www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27432607 This study used SPICT combined with the Irish Hospice care planning tool – Think Ahead to improve care planning with frail patients … Read more

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SPICT International Conference – November 2017 update

Friday 2nd February 2018 Location: Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, The University of Edinburgh Time: 09.30-16.30 (Supper & Ceilidh: 7.00-9.30pm) Cost: £150 Book your place now for the inaugural SPICT International Conference: Come and join us if you are: A clinician from any discipline or specialty who is delivering palliative care in the community, care … Read more