What is ReSPECT?

ReSpect : Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment:-

In the future if someone is unable to make or express choices a process is put in please that creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care. It provides health and care professionals responding to that emergency with a summary of recommendations. This will help them to make immediate decisions about that person’s care and treatment.

ReSPECT can be complementary to a wider process of advance/anticipatory care planning. The plan is created through conversations between a person and their health professionals.

The plan is recorded on a form and includes:

  • their personal priorities for care
  • agreed clinical recommendations about care
  • treatment that could help to achieve the outcome that they would want
  • treatments that would not help or
  • treatments that they would not want.

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