Observations on the Emergency Care and Treatment Plan

The Emergency Care & Treatment Plan, developed by the Resuscitation Council, is out for public consultation. It is hoped that going through this with patients or their representatives will lead to fuller discussions and earlier decisions regarding levels of care and resuscitation. Speaking as a clinician, it is a welcome development. It marries two strands... Continue Reading →

‘That’s not my area’

An account, written for the Guardian by an elderly patient’s daughter, described how nobody treated her as a complete person in hospital. “Nobody will look at the whole of me,” my mum said on her third stay in hospital this year. “It’s like a department store. You go to a bit of it and they... Continue Reading →

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