Category Archives: Advance care planning

Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives: A clear and concise expression of the patient’s wishes regarding personal care and medical treatment or therapeutic interventions

ABSTRACT WATCH – THE START OF A NEW, BI-ANNUAL SERIES FROM BARRY ASHPOLE, COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT, EDUCATOR AND MEDIA SPECIALIST FROM ONTARIO, CANADA. TWICE A YEAR, BARRY WILL PRESENT A SELECTION OF ABSTRACTS ON TOPICAL ISSUES IN PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE. Today, … Continue reading

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Relatives’ experiences with Advance Care Planning

Anouk Overbeek is a postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With, among others, Agnes van der Heide, Judith Rietjens and Ida Korfage, she conducted a randomised controlled trial on the effects of Advance Care Planning in frail older people … Continue reading

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EAPC white paper on advance care planning . . . the sequel

Judith Rietjens (Associate Professor) and Ida Korfage (Assistant Professor) both work in the department of Public Health of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together, they chaired the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Advance Care Planning. … Continue reading

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More than meets the eye: How design can help people at end of life

Ivor Williams, Senior Design Associate at Helix Centre, a healthcare innovation lab within St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK, explains the background to his longer article published in the May/June issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Design might not … Continue reading

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Planning for the future with COPD – a new resource

Bettina Korn, End-of-Life Care Coordinator, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, and Deirdre Shanagher, Development Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation Dublin, Ireland, introduce a new booklet for people affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This post responds to a blog post by Lea … Continue reading

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New insights in various impacts of advance care planning

More from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to investigate how to support people with advanced cancer to have a conversation about preferences and wishes.  And if you’re attending the 10th EAPC World Research Congress … Continue reading

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Advance care planning for patients with chronic respiratory diseases

Continuing a series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to investigate how to support people with advanced cancer to have a conversation about preferences and wishes. Lea Jabbarian describes the systematic review about … Continue reading

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