Improving discussions about resuscitation in COVID-19
This research will find out how discussions about resuscitation can be improved for relatives and carers who had a conversation about resuscitation with a medical professional on behalf of their family member or relative during the COVID-19 pandemic
Good communication around care at the end-of-life is important for relatives and carers, and can help when coping with bereavement. The issue of communication about resuscitation is especially important during the pandemic. COVID-19 has disrupted the usual way healthcare professionals communicate with relatives and carers because of, untimely, unexpected deaths and restrictions to face-to-face visiting. Complaints about resuscitation communication are common. This is distressing for patients and families and costly for the NHS.
Research is needed to explore how resuscitation discussions have been undertaken during COVID-19. The project will use relatives’ and carers’ experiences to inform policymakers and health care providers about what works well and what needs to be improved when discussing resuscitation in COVID-19.
We are looking for people who had experience discussing resuscitation/ DNACPR with medical staff on behalf of a family member or relative during the pandemic.
- Did you discuss resuscitation or a DNACPR order with staff?
- Do you feel ready to share your experiences with a research team in a 1:1 interview over zoom?
What will I be asked to do?
If you feel ready to share your experiences with the research team, we would like to invite you take part in a one off Zoom interview with a member of our research team. The Interview can take place at a time and date convenient to you and will last between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on your experience. The interview will focus on the issues important to you and your experience.
We are aware that talking about this topic may be distressing. All participants will be offered optional bereavement support after interview.
When and where?
The research interview will be conducted over Zoom and can take place at a time and date convenient to you.
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