Quality of Dying in Nursing Home Residents Dying with Dementia: Does Advanced Care Planning Matter? A Nationwide Postmortem Study

@inproceedings{Vandervoort2014QualityOD,
  title={Quality of Dying in Nursing Home Residents Dying with Dementia: Does Advanced Care Planning Matter? A Nationwide Postmortem Study},
  author={An Vandervoort and Dirk Houttekier and Robert R H Vander Stichele and Jenny T van der Steen and Lieve Van den Block},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Advance care planning is considered a central component of good quality palliative care and especially relevant for people who lose the capacity to make decisions at the end of life, which is the case for many nursing home residents with dementia. We set out to investigate to what extent (1) advance care planning in the form of written advance patient directives and verbal communication with patient and/or relatives about future care and (2) the existence of written advance general… CONTINUE READING