Anticipatory Care Planning

A one day advanced communication workshop for Consultants, Senior Trainees, Senior Nurses/AHPs which offers participants the opportunity to work in a small peer group on scenarios relating to complex shared decision making and communication about ACP and CPR when a patient is deteriorating with one or multiple advanced conditions. 

Healthcare Improvement Scotland: Anticipatory Care Planning Resources

The workshop supports aspects of the HIS programme, Anticipatory Care Planning in Scotland, and the Building on the Best programme in Scotland.

All participants are encouraged to

  • Communicate sensitively and effectively with people and those close to them about serious illness,  deteriorating health and CPR.
  • Talk about Anticipatory Care Planning informed by an understanding of ‘what matters’ to individual patients and families.
  • Discuss treatment options and outcomes within a person-centred model of shared decision-making and Realistic Medicine.
  • Respond to anger, distress, collusion and other complex emotions.
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of treatment in a balanced way.
  • Support and help those who have unrealistic expectations of treatment and outcomes.
  • Address communication challenges that arise when the person has impaired decision-making capacity.

The communication workshop is based on the EC4H Book:
Talking about deteriorating health, dying and ‘what matters’

An Advanced Practice Training in Anticipatory Care Planning and DNACPR training programme is also available for Senior Nurses & Allied Health Professionals who are already involved in Anticipatory  Care Planning and DNACPR discussions.

This is a three day programme aimed at improving all aspects of Anticipatory Care Planning and allows Practitioners to sign off DNACPR forms following appropriate multidisciplinary discussions.