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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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Working with local commissioners to deliver Advanced Care Planning

Working with local commissioners to deliver Advanced Care Planning

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(p.277) Chapter 24 Working with local commissioners to deliver Advanced Care Planning
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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care
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Jennifer Stothard

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0024

This chapter describes the role of the commissioner, commissioning of end of life care services, commissioning to deliver Advanced Care Planning (ACP), engaging commissioners to support delivery of ACP, and the challenges for delivery. It notes that commissioners have a duty to ensure efficient and effective use of finite resources to deliver the best possible outcomes for the local community. Commissioners as well as providers must culture quality, innovation, and productivity to better deliver these outcomes. Health and Social Care stakeholders and their communities need to work in strategic partnerships and with transparency and probity. ACP as part of end of life care has become a strategic and clinical priority, especially in care homes or specific pathways e.g. cancer, dementia, and long term conditions.

Keywords:   Advance Care Planning, end of life, commissioner, social care, care homes, cancer, dementia

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