Hi All, our neuro nurse has asked me to fill in a page of the DST form for dad's assessment. I haven't a clue what to put! The question is "Summary pen portrait of the individual's situation, relevant history and current needs, including clinical summary and identified significant risks, drawn from the multidisciplinary assessment".
Also: "individual's view of their care needs and whether they consider that the multidisciplinary assessment accurately reflects these"
Is it really that basic - ie, I just 'tell it like it is' or have I got to look out for putting something that could throw a spanner in the works? The neuro nurse said how careful the wording has to be, then left me to it! Since her visit, dad has deteriorated hugely, he's in respite this week and has UTI and choking on everything, so urgent new SALT assessment needed. Haven't a clue how we'll cope when he comes out next Wednesday! But pretty much everything we discussed at the checklist meeting is now out of date as he's so much worse. Where do you start in writing it all down in just a few lines? Feeling confused/tired/etc..... and probably asking questions with very obvious answers!