Compassion in Dying has published a new resource to support GPs with advance care planning conversations over the phone or video, in the context of coronavirus.
Publicising the new framework, the charity said that:
"There has never been a more important time to involve people in discussions and decisions about their care. Open and honest advance care planning (ACP) discussions are key to ensuring that people can consider and document what matters to them.
Coronavirus has made having these important discussions more challenging due to social distancing and quarantine measures. Having ACP discussions by phone or video can feel unfamiliar to people and doctors alike, and the GPs we work with told us they want to ensure they are having these discussions as sensitively as possible".
This framework can be found amongst many other helpful tools on the Compassion in Dying website