Advanced care planning Hospiscare

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Presented by the Exeter Hospiscare Community Palliative Care Team on the 2 March 2011, in Exeter, Devon. More infor at www.hospiscare.co.uk

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  • Point 2 In patients who are generally weak, who are gradually deteriorating and in whom there are a number of medical problems, then the chance of resuscitation being successful is extremely low (<1%). Dr’s will sometimes decide that offering resus is inappropriate as it would be extremely unlikely to lead to a return to reasonable quality of life. It may also be felt that discussing this may cause distress.
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