Implementing advance care planning: a qualitative study of community nurses’ views and experiences


Abstract:  Advance care planning (ACP) is a process of discussion about goals of care and a means of setting on record preferences for care of patients who may lose capacity or communication ability in the future. Implementation of ACP is widely promoted by policy makers. This study examined how community palliative care nurses in England understand ACP and their roles within ACP. It sought to identify factors surrounding community nurses’ implementation of ACP and nurses’ educational needs.


BMC Palliative Care


BMC Palliative Care 2010, 9:4

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Journal Article


Jane Seymour et al