Realistic Conversations: Future Care Planning – Preferred place of care and death; Conversations for community nursing staff

11 Oct 2023 13:00 - 14:00 Online attendance Free

A free online webinar for Community Nursing staff working within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde who may be involved in future planning conversations, with patients about their preferred place  of care and death

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 for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde staff only


Olivia Johnston, aged 39, is married with two children aged 5 and 9. She lives with her husband. Olivia has pancreatic cancer with liver and nodal metastatic disease.  Surgery was not an option at diagnosis and the disease has progressed through several lines of anticancer treatment. At the last oncology appointment it was explained that there were no further anticancer treatment options and no further oncology FU planned. A DNACPR form is in place following a recent hospital admission.

Today Olivia has requested a visit from the Community Nurse as she feels her pain is worse.  The nurse is keen to explore with Olivia her preferred place of care and death.

Learning outcomes

In this advanced clinical communication workshop participants will:

· Communicate sensitively and effectively with people and those close to them about serious illness, deteriorating health, goals of care and CPR.

· Talk about Anticipatory Care Planning informed by an understanding of ‘what matters’ to people and their families.

· Discuss treatment and care 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.

· Address communication challenges that arise when the person has impaired decision-making capacity


Realistic Conversations: Future Care Planning – Preferred place of care and death; Conversations for community nursing staff

Date: 11 Oct 2023
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Tutor team

Claire O’Neill

EC4H Lead Tutor

Claire O’Neill is Lead Nurse and Clinical Service Manager for Acute Palliative Care Services in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Claire has been involved in delivering communication skills training since 2003. More recently working with EC4H and NHSGGC Lead for Realistic Medicine to deliver Realistic Conversations virtual sessions.

Dr Jude Marshall

EC4H Tutor

Dr Jude Marshall is a GP partner and trainer in North West Glasgow and Clinical Lead for Anticipatory Care Planning