Professor D. Robin Taylor

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

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.

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Areas of interest in VBP

Education; Policy: end-of-life care/ treatment escalation and limitation/shared decision making/advance care planning;  Services/person-centered;

Related areas of interest

Communication skills: the diagnosis of dying, prognostic conversations and anticipatory care planning

Areas of healthcare expertise:

Acute medical care in hospitals

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