Advance care planning – a multi-centre cluster randomised clinical trial: the research protocol of the ACTION study

@inproceedings{Rietjens2016AdvanceCP,
  title={Advance care planning – a multi-centre cluster randomised clinical trial: the research protocol of the ACTION study},
  author={Judith A. C. Rietjens and Ida Joanna Korfage and Lesley Dunleavy and Nancy J Preston and Lea J. Jabbarian and Caroline Arnfeldt Christensen and Maja de Brito and Francesco Bulli and Glenys Caswell and Branka {\vC}erv and Johannes Jozef Marten van Delden and Luc H J Deliens and Giuseppe Gorini and Mogens Groenvold and Dirk Houttekier and Francesca Ingravallo and Marijke C. Kars and Ur{\vs}ka Lunder and Guido Miccinesi and Alenka Mimi{\'c} and Eugenio Paci and Sheila Payne and Suzanne Polinder and Kristian Pollock and Jane E Seymour and Anja Simoni{\vc} and Anna Thit Johnsen and Mari{\"e}tte N. Verkissen and Esther de Vries and Andrew Wilcock and M Zwakman and Agnes van der Heide},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2016}
}
Awareness of preferences regarding medical care should be a central component of the care of patients with advanced cancer. Open communication can facilitate this but can occur in an ad hoc or variable manner. Advance care planning (ACP) is a formalized process of communication between patients, relatives and professional caregivers about patients’ values… CONTINUE READING