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

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198802136

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198802136.001.0001

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Advance care planning in an Asian country

Advance care planning in an Asian country

(p.250) Chapter 23 Advance care planning in an Asian country
Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Irwin Clement

Alphonsus Wai

Hoong Chung

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Advance care planning (ACP) was introduced to Singapore in the late 2000s in the form of local projects that encouraged conversations on end-of-life concerns, beginning first with residents in several nursing homes. High patient receptivity to the concept of planning ahead for care and death was encouraging, which prompted Ministry of Health to approve an S$18.1m effort to develop and promote ACP nationally in 2011. Since then, the practice of ACP has gradually spread throughout the country’s public acute care hospitals, most community hospitals, and all nursing homes, as well as a handful of eldercare providers, with close to 5,000 plans lodged electronically, 2,000 ACP conversation facilitators trained across the health and social care continuum and more than 1,000 community ACP advocates activated.

Keywords:   Singapore, Asian, cultural, advance care planning, Living Matters®, ACP advocacy, national strategy, ACP conversation, ACP IT

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