Coronavirus:making decisions about treatment

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Coronavirus: making decisions about treatment

A recent Royal Society of Medicine webinar described work in the Intensive Care Units with Covid 19 patients. Dame Jane Dacre a very senior doctor, stressed the importance of asking the patient and family the ‘what if?’ (things don’t go well) question and whether they would want to be on a ventilator and other questions about what extent of treatment they would want.

None of us knows if or when such a decision has to be made by ourself or our family.

This is why talking about dying is so important.

The Compassion in Dying web site: has up to date, useful information on how to start a conversation or planning ahead for treatment and care. You can make choices now which will be helpful to you and your family later.

Do have a look.