Breathe On: Empala

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Breathe On: Empala Empathetic Patient Advice & Liaison Assistance Victoria Townsend Breathe On UK Registered Charity 1143785 web www.breatheon.org.uk Background Ethical Disputes Parents and medical teams often end up with lengthy disputes  ID: 766211 Download Presentation

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Breathe On: EmpalaEmpathetic Patient Advice & Liaison Assistance Victoria TownsendBreathe On UK Registered Charity 1143785web www.breatheon.org.uk

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Ethical Disputes Parents and medical teams often end up with lengthy disputes  Each party getting more engrained in their viewpoint 

Why this is a problem?  Enormous resources used with delays  Often cases stay on ventilation for months whilst disputes continue without resolution  End up in court  Pain & suffering for families, children 

Resource issues Wastage of limited NHS funding on futile treatment Less funding available for those who would benefit 

Breathe On Current Role

What is being Proposed EMPALA = Empathetic Patient Advice & Liaison Assistance non medical arbitration service between medics and families to enable consensus to be reached and prevent court proceedingsno cost to NHS England to enable full independent status

How will it be piloted? RCPCH pilot Empala Breathe On UK service Southampton PICU 9 -12 months auditNuffield Bioethics Foundation guidelines 

How will it roll out?Vision to provide national coverage once regional pilot is approved

Contributors Breathe On: Victoria TownsendTessa LaneLizzie Tough Dr Martin Samuels Dr Jane Turner Goodworks


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