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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care
Advance Care Planning is an essential part of the new NHS National Programme on End of Life Care, aiming to improve the chances of 'a good death' by discussing and planning how this might be managed. This book helps readers explore a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing Advance Care Planning (ACP) for their patients nearing the end of life. Advance Care ...more
Paperback, 305 pages
Published February 4th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
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At first glance the title suggests a book for a highly specialised audience, yet this is a book that is about good communication when caring for patients at the end of their lives and hence suitable for a much wider readership. Divided into 5 sections; Introduction, Context in the UK, The UK experience of ACP, International experience of ACP, Practicalities and getting going with chapters written by experts actively working and developing this emerging part of healthcare. Text is punctuated with ...more