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Although advance care planning (ACP) is highly relevant for nursing home residents, its uptake in nursing homes is low. To meet the need for context-specific ACP tools to support nursing home staff in conducting ACP conversations, we developed the ACP+intervention. At its core, we designed three ACP tools to aid care staff in discussing and documenting nursing home resident's wishes and preferences for future treatment and care: (1) an extensive ACP conversation guide, (2) a one-page conversation tool and (3) an ACP document to record outcomes of conversations. These nursing home-specific ACP tools aim to avoid a purely document-driven or 'tick-box' approach to the ACP process and to involve residents, including those living with dementia according to their capacity, their families and healthcare professionals.
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SRP4: Strategic Research Programme: End-of-life in cancer and non-cancer patients: public health, health services and clinical research. Addressing present and future challenges in palliative care.
Deliens, L., Cohen, J., Van den Block, L., Pardon, K., Deliens, L., Cohen, J., Van den Block, L., Chambaere, K., Bilsen, J., Deschepper, R., Rietjens, J. A. C., Sterckx, S., Theuns, P., Vander Stichele, R. & Mortier, F.
1/11/12 → 31/10/22