REDMAP is a 6-step guide to Future Care Planning conversations with people who are living with a serious illness, health conditions or disabilities that will get worse at some stage, or older people who are becoming frailer. Future care planning involves the person and people who are close to them.
REDMAP was developed by Dr Kirsty Boyd, Reader in Palliative Care, The University of Edinburgh.
REDMAP uses evidence-based communication approaches:
Ekberg et al, 2021
e-REDMAP: Care planning in the Community (webpage)
e-REDMAP: Sharing bad news (webpage)
REDMAP: Care Homes
REDMAP-FCQ: Talking about future care planning with residents (new version available soon) (pdf)
REDMAP-FCQ: Talking about future care planning with relatives and friends (new version available soon) (pdf)
REDMAP cards for staff – September 2023 (pdf)
[Download a copy or use as slides for teaching.]
NHS inform Scotland
– Public information about Future Care Planning in Scotland
Short URL: nhsinform.scot/care-planning
Using REDMAP – staff training video (June 2023)
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
DECIDE for shared decision-making
(Nov 2023, pdf)
Realistic conversations – education videos
- NHS Education for Scotland (NES): Shared decision making in practice
– online module available via TURAS (includes principles of SDM, talking about risk and the DECIDE model.) Access via Realistic Medicine resources
- Building on the Best Programme (funded by Macmillan): communication training webinar for ICU nursing staff.
Talking about serious injury and end-of-life decision making