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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care$
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Keri Thomas and Ben Lobo

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561636

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.001.0001

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Issues around capacity

Issues around capacity

(p.177) Chapter 16 Issues around capacity
Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Lynn Gibson

Dorothy Matthews

Claud Regnard

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the person who discusses future care, when a person lacks capacity, the conditions that may affect a person's capacity, the people who should be involved, how information can be given, and how can one develop a plan. The discussion suggests the importance of true partnership working and open communication. An individual must be assumed to have capacity unless proved otherwise. Capacity assessments must be decision specific. Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an on-going process that should be regularly reviewed. This is something that is ‘done with’ the patient and not ‘done to’ them.

Keywords:   end of life, capacity assessment, communication, Advance Care Planning, patient care, future care

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