Realistic Conversations: Effective Communication for ACP/DNACPR Discussions

28 Apr 2022 10:00 - 11:15 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


Linda Carter, 68, has metastatic lung cancer with pulmonary and bone metastases. She was admitted to the hospital two days ago with headaches and confusion. A CT head scan showed multiple brain metastases. The CNS speaks to Linda to discuss goals of care and DNACPR

Realistic Conversations: Effective Communication for ACP/DNACPR Discussions

Date: 28 Apr 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Tutor team

Dr Tamasin Evans

Senior Tutor

Dr Tamasin Evans is a consultant clinical oncologist in the Edinburgh Cancer Centre. She attended an EC4H senior doctors’ communication course in 2008 and has then joined the EC4H senior tutors’ group. GMC number: 4116646

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

Joan MacKay

EC4H Tutor

Joan McKay is a Clinical Practice Trainer for NHS Western Isles, specialising in education and clinical skills. Joan joined the EC4H tutor team in 2021

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.

Dr Megan Hume


Megan Hume is a Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Borders General Hospital.  She has an interest in medical education, in particular simulation teaching and human factors. She completed the EC4H Clinical Communication Tutor training in 2019