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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 the community

Advance care planning in the community

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(p.138) Chapter 13 Advance care planning in the community
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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care
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Peter Nightingale

Scott Murray

Chris Absolon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0013

Advance care planning (ACP) is becoming more widely used as part of a drive to improve personalized care planning, but there is still more work to be done. Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination systems (EPaCCs) have proved to be very effective in some areas but there are many barriers to be overcome before they are universally available. This chapter covers recent developments leading to the wider integration of ACP into primary care. These include policy initiatives, educational opportunities, information technology (IT), professional quality control and regulation, financial and business incentives, and the Compassionate Community movement. The chapter includes an overview of issues surrounding ACP in primary care and in the community.

Keywords:   personalized care, sharing information, Compassionate Communities, multidisciplinary approach, policy initiatives, eductational opportunities, sharing information

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