ReSPECT is a process that allows people to record their wishes about how they would like to be treated in a medical emergency when they may not be able to communicate.
It involves a discussion between the individual and a clinician about the treatments they would or would not want to be considered, the things that are most important to them and any treatments that would not work for them. This information is recorded on a ReSPECT form.
We are introducing ReSPECT in our hospitals between August 2018 and March 2019. If you are an inpatient or a family member/carer of an inpatient, and would like to know more, please ask staff on the ward for more information.
There is also a website which gives more information – ReSPECT