Advance Care Planning (ACP). Deborah Holman End of Life Care Specialist Nurse Gold Standards Framework Facilitator. ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’ -- Martin Luther King, Jr. What is ACP?.
End of Life Care Specialist Nurse
Gold Standards Framework Facilitator
‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Understand information given to them.
• Retain that information long enough to be able to
make a decision.
• Weigh up the information available to make a decision.
• Communicate their decision. This could be by any
possible means, such as talking, using sign language or
even simple muscle movements such as blinking an eye
or squeezing a hand.
Living wills became a “catch all” for general statements about persons wishes, preferences and specific refusals of treatment.
Not generally a term used by professionals now.
It is still possible to make a advance decision if a person is diagnosed with a mental illness, as long as they can show that they understand the implications of what they are doing.They need to be competent to make the decision in question, not necessarily to make other decisions.
Therefore it is preferable for such a person to put their
wishes in writing and explain:
You can create two types of LPA:
Palliative care complaintsIn a significant amount of cases our advisors found that poor communication limited a patient’s sense of empowerment and their ability to make an informed decision about their careHealth Care Commission Spot light on complaints 2008
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
- Carl W. Buechner
is to hear what isn’t being said.
Peter F. Drucker
Behaviours/attitudes we should avoid include:
Dame Cicely Saunders