Advance care planning in life-limiting illnesses

@inproceedings{Houben2018AdvanceCP,
  title={Advance care planning in life-limiting illnesses},
  author={Carmen H.M. Houben},
  year={2018}
}
It is important that the wishes of patients with life-limiting illnesses about care and treatment during the final stage of life are being discussed in a timely manner, so that this patient group can be offered good care. This process, which is called advance care planning (ACP), rarely takes place in clinical practice, though. This ACP study tries to initiate this process in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A one-time consultation with a trained pulmonary nurse was… Expand
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Cluster-randomised trial of a nurse-led advance care planning session in patients with COPD and their loved ones
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One nurse-led ACP-intervention session improves patient-physician end-of-life care communication without causing psychosocial distress in both patients and loved ones. Expand
The Feasibility and Effectiveness of Web-Based Advance Care Planning Programs: Scoping Review
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Assessment of Web-based, interactive, and person-centered Advance care planning programs found they appeared to be feasible, as participants considered programs as easy to use and not burdensome, and improved concordance between care as preferred by the patients and the decisions of clinicians and health care representatives. Expand

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