Talk about care planning with RED-MAP

A new supportive and palliative care indicators tool (SPICT) RED-MAP introduces a 6-step guide to future care planning regarding conversations with individuals who are experiencing deterioration of their health, as well as their families.

RED-MAP helps us prepare, share information, find out what is important, and agree goals and actions for a future health and care plan.

Ready – can we talk about your health care?
Expect – What do you know? Do you want to tell/ask me about anything?
Diagnosis – What we know/don’t know/not sure
Matters – What is important to you and your family?
Actions – What we can do…options that will help
Plan – Plan ahead for when/if

RED-MAP was developed by Dr Kirsty Boyd, Reader in Palliative Care, The University of Edinburgh.

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