Journal article

Facilitators and barriers to advance care planning implementation in Australian aged care settings: A systematic review and thematic analysis

Frances Batchelor, Kerry Hwang, Betty Haralamhous, Marcia Fearn, Paulene Mackell, Linda Nolte, Karen Detering

Australasian Journal on Ageing | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: There are many studies investigating implementation of advance care planning (ACP) in aged care around the world, but few studies have investigated Australian settings. The objective of this study was to determine facilitators and barriers to implementation of ACP in Australian residential and community aged care. METHODS: Evidence from Australian studies published between 2007 and September 2017 of ACP in residential and community aged care was sourced from electronic databases using predetermined search strategies. Data were extracted and synthesised using thematic analysis, and summarised according to themes. RESULTS: Nine studies described facilitators and barriers of ACP imp..

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