Category Archives: ACTION

Preconditions for successful advance care planning

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. Joni Gilissen, MSc, PhD student at … Continue reading

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Advance Care Planning conversation: An open or a scripted conversation?

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. Marieke Zwakman, Marijke Kars and Hans … Continue reading

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The time is nigh: When to hold an advance care planning conversation?

Continuing our occasional series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to investigate how to help people with advanced cancer to have a conversation about preferences and wishes. Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International … Continue reading

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Advance Care Planning: Core task of health professionals or specialist skill?

LIVE FROM THE 9th EAPC WORLD RESEARCH CONGRESS IN DUBLIN . . . Continuing our occasional series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to support people with advanced cancer to discuss end-of-life wishes. … Continue reading

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From ‘Death Talks’ to Advance Care Planning?

Last month, we published the start of an occasional series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to support people with advanced cancer to discuss end-of-life wishes. Today, we hear from ACTION members, … Continue reading

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Advance care planning in oncology in Europe

Judith Rietjens, Ida Korfage and Agnes van der Heide, on behalf of the ACTION consortium, explain the background to their European study that aims to support people with end-stage cancer to discuss end-of-life wishes. Advanced cancer seriously affects the quality … Continue reading

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The effects of advance care planning on end-of-life care

Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg, MSc, researcher in the department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, explains the background to her longer research article that has been selected as Editor’s Choice in the September edition of Palliative Medicine. Advance care planning … Continue reading

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