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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Keri Thomas, Ben Lobo, and Karen Detering


Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an essential part of quality end of life care in the UK and in most developed countries, enabling more people to live well and die well as they would choose. In the context of the ageing population, with increasing possibilities for medical interventions, ACP is an crucial consideration, with important implications for the individual person and their family and for our wider population. This book takes a comprehensive look at the subject, helps readers explore a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing ACP; frames the purpose, process, and outcomes; p ... More

Keywords: advance care planning, ageing population, end of life, international research, wider population

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802136
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keri Thomas, editor
Founder and National Clinical Lead, Gold Standards Framework Centre in End of Life Care

Ben Lobo, editor
Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire

Karen Detering, editor
Respiratory Physician, Respecting Patient Choices Program, Austin Hospital Melbourne, Australia

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Section 1 Introduction to advance care planning

Section 2 Context and experience of advance care planning in the UK

Chapter 13 Advance care planning in the community

Peter Nightingale, Scott Murray, and Chris Absolon

Chapter 15 Advance care planning in hospitals

Clare Marlow, Karen Groves, and Premila Fade

Section 3 Experience of advance care planning internationally

Chapter 18 Advance care planning in Australia

Karen Detering and Josephine Clayton

Chapter 19 Advance care planning in Canada

Doris Barwich, John You, Jessica Simon, Louise Hanvey, and Cari Borenko Hoffmann

Chapter 20 Advance directives and advance care planning

Maria J. Silveira and Phillip Rodgers

Chapter 22 Advance care planning in Germany: on track for nationwide implementation

Georg Marckmann, Kornelia Götze, and Jürgen in der Schmitten

Chapter 23 Advance care planning in an Asian country

Irwin Clement, Alphonsus Wai, and Hoong Chung

Section 4 Practicalities and areas of common ground

Chapter 26 Planning ahead in all areas

Nigel Mathers and Craig Sinclair