Realistic Conversations – Effective Communication for ACP/DNACPR Discussions

08 Feb 2023 17:00 - 18:30 Free

A free online webinar for NHS Western Isles staff involved in ACP/DNACPR discussions. This online session allows participants to watch a real time interactive demonstration led by EC4H tutors. Participants will have the opportunity throughout the demonstration to contribute suggestions and feedback to the tutor team via the chat box

This webinar is open to NHS Western Isles staff only


Mrs Davidson, a 70 year old patient with advanced COPD was admitted from home 10 days ago by emergency ambulance. On admission, the patient had evidence of a moderately severe infective exacerbation requiring IV antibiotics, oxygen, nebulisers, and steroids. The consultant decided the patient should be for ward level care. A junior doctor tried to have a discussion about DNACPR but Mrs Davidson refused to agree to one.

The Health Professional visits the patient at home after discharge to discuss an anticipatory care plan

Realistic Conversations – Effective Communication for ACP/DNACPR Discussions

Date: 08 Feb 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Tutor team

Gail Allan

EC4H Lead Tutor

Gail is the Lead Nurse, Specialist Nursing in NHS Western Isles. She completed her EC4H tutor training in October 2021. Her interests are in Anticipatory Care Planning and promoting realistic conversations. NMC: 82H0689S

Donna Young

EC4H Tutor

Donna is a cancer and palliative clinical nurse specialist in the Western isles. She has been involved in promoting the importance of effective communication in advanced care planning and also the education of student nurses. More recently she completed her tutor training with EC4H in March 2022.