Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Paperback | January 16, 2011

EditorKeri Thomas, Ben Lobo

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Advance Care Planning is an essential part of the new NHS National Programme on End of Life Care, aiming to improve the chances of 'a good death' by discussing and planning how this might be managed. This book helps readers explore a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing AdvanceCare Planning (ACP) for their patients nearing the end of life.Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care takes a comprehensive look at the subject of ACP, frames the purpose, process and outcomes and includes contributions from experts from around the world. It is an invaluable resource for all clinicians involved in Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care,and will also be of interest to GPs and those working in care/nursing homes and PCTs.

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Advance Care Planning is an essential part of the new NHS National Programme on End of Life Care, aiming to improve the chances of 'a good death' by discussing and planning how this might be managed. This book helps readers explore a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing AdvanceCare Planning (ACP) for their patients near...

Professor Keri Thomas is National Clinical Lead of the Gold Standards Framework Centre, based in the West Midlands, which focuses on developing practical means to enable top quality care for all people nearing the end of life. As a practicing GP working in hospices for over 20 years, and a Macmillan GP for 6 years, she was the origina...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:January 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section 1 - Introduction to Advance Care Planning (ACP) - Why do it?1. Keri Thomas: Overview and introduction to Advance Care Planning2. Jane Seymour: Advance Care Planning for the end of life: an overview3. Heidi Macleod, David Oliver and Don Redding: Listening to the patient's voice4. Simon Conroy: Advance Care Planning for older people5. Max Watson: Spiritual aspects of Advance Care Planning6. Rob George: Advance Care Planning: politically correct, but ethically sound?Section 2 - Context in the UK7. Claire Henry and Sheila Joseph: Advance Care Planning for the end of life8. Simon Chapman and Andrew Makin: he Implications of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 for Advance Care Planning and decision making9. Ben Lobo: Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)10. Madeline Bass: The tough questions - Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) discussionsSection 3 - The UK Experience of ACP - what's happening now11. Les Storey and Adrienne Betteley: Preferred priorities for care - An Advance Care Planning process12. Deborah Holman, Nikki Sawkins and Jo Hockley: Experience of use of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in care homes13. Bruce Mason, Dierdra Sives and Scott A. Murray: Advance Care Planning in the community14. Simon Noble: ACP in Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care15. Angela Thompson: Advanced Care Planning - Thinking Ahead for Parents and Children16. Claud Regnard: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for people who do not have capacitySection 4 - International Experience of ACP - What can we learn from other countries?17. Anne M. Wilkinson: Advance directives and Advance Care Planning: the US experience18. Joanne Lynn and Anne M. Wilkinson: A common sense guide to improving Advance Care Planning - from theory to practice19. AnnMarie Nielsen and Sharon Baxter: Advance Care Planning in Canada: past experience and current strategies20. William Silvester and Karen M Detering: The evolution of Advance Care Planning in Australia with a focus on hospital care21. Josephine M. Clayton: Advance Care Planning discussions in Australia - the development of clinical practice guidelines22. Eric Fairbank: Living and dying in style: Australia - an example of ACP in actionSection 5 - Practicalities and Getting Going23. Jackie Beavan, Carolyn Fowler, Sarah Russell: Communication skills and Advance Care Planning24. Jennifer Stodhart: Working with local commissioners to deliver advanced care planningAppendix 1 - Useful websites and resourcesAppendix 2 - Aids to communicationAppendix 3 - Guidance and Useful ACP Tools