Professor D. Robin Taylor


Individual Partner:  Professor D. Robin Taylor. Consultant Physician, NHS Lanarkshire. Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

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Brief Description of Work:  My interest is in Advance Care Planning. I am a consultant respiratory physician, with responsibilities for acute medical admissions. Since returning to Scotland in 2013, I have developed a Hospital Anticipatory Care Plan – a tool for improving crisis management for patients who are clinically unstable and/or at the end of life. I have been commissioned by NHS Lanarkshire to develop, implement, and organize training and education for the HACP project across 3 DGHs. The aims are to enhance shared decision making, improve communication between staff about crisis management, reduce harm resulting from over-treatment and under-treatment, and promote “common sense and compassion” in end-of-life care in hospital.
Key Words: Resident in: Edinburgh, UK; Working in: Wishaw General Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education; Policy: end-of-life care/ treatment escalation and limitation/shared decision making/advance care planning;  Services/person-centered; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills: the diagnosis of dying, prognostic conversations and anticipatory care planning; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Acute medical care in hospitals.
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