Journal article

The Effects of Advance Care Planning Interventions on Nursing Home Residents: A Systematic Review

Ruth S Martin, Barbara Hayes, Kate Gregorevic, Wen Kwang Lim

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) encompasses a process by which people may express and record their values and preferences for care and treatment should they lose the capacity to communicate them in the future. We believe the effects that ACP can have on the nursing home population is distinct from others and sought to gain insight into the outcomes of relevant studies on the topic. AIM: To identify the effects of ACP interventions on nursing home residents. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted using the following 4 electronic databases, Embase, Medline, PsychINFO, and CINAHL, with no limits on year or language. Gray literature search of ..

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