The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is very pleased to announce the launch of a new and comprehensive pathway that guides the process of making decisions about future feeding options with patients, for example those who have progressive neurological diseases.
Assessing capacity and making decisions around gastrostomy feeding vs risk feeding is often challenging. Several years in development at the RHN, this pathway guides the process from start to finish and provides supporting information around the legal frameworks professionals need to work within. The pathway includes guidance for situations both where the patient has capacity to make the choice for themselves and where a best interests decision is required. Alongside the pathway is a pack of documentation to provide an easy to use and accessible way to record the entire process and the final decision, in addition to useful supplementary materials.
Both the pathway and the documentation will be freely shared at the launch event and will include both paper and electronic versions. The launch will involve a talk about the legal frameworks relevant to this process, why and how the pathway was developed, and lots of practical advice on assessing capacity, decision making and using the documentation. There will be time for questions and networking. The launch will be led by members of the RHN multi-disciplinary team who developed the resources. It is likely to be of particular interest to Speech & Language Therapists, Dietitians, Psychologists, Doctors and anyone else involved in this process.
This event is free but please do register as places are limited.