Key References and Links

Compassion in Dying
A UK charity that helps patients and their doctors draw up Advance Care Plans and other matters.

An online tool for developing an advance decision and advance statement.

ReSPECT - Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment
ReSPECT is a process that creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices. It provides health and care professionals responding to that emergency with a summary of recommendations to help them to make immediate decisions about that person’s care and treatment. ReSPECT can be complementary to a wider process of advance/anticipatory care planning.

Further resources

Below are some links which focus on the Mental Capacity Act and its role in clinical practice:


You may also find it useful to refer to the resources in our Educational Resources section.