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  • 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”  and resources such as the RED-MAP guide to good conversations about Anticipatory Care Planning.
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