Communication and advanced care planning in palliative and end-of-life care.

Title

Communication and advanced care planning in palliative and end-of-life care.

Creator

Waldrop DP; Meeker MA

Publisher

Nursing Outlook

Date

2012

Subject

Humans; United States; Advance Directives; advance care planning; DNAR; Palliative Care; Communication; Terminal Care; Clinical Nursing Research

Description

Communication about and planning for the end of life has evolved with medical and technological changes. This article presents a focused literature review of Advance Directives (ADs), Advanced Care Planning (ACP), and communication in palliative and end-of-life care. Two focused Medline searches were conducted to locate articles that addressed ACP in the U.S. Content analysis was utilized to summarize and categorize the literature into five domains: (1) ADs, (2) ACP and communication, (3) Barriers to ACP, (4) Differential domains of ACP, and (5) Interventions to enhance the process. Policies and protocols for ACP and communication have been developed to facilitate the process in different patient populations and locations of care. Effective ACP is an essential component of person-centered end-of-life and palliative care.Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

365-9

Issue

6

Volume

60

Citation

Waldrop DP; Meeker MA, “Communication and advanced care planning in palliative and end-of-life care.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11477.

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