Journal article

Concordance Between Self-Reported Completion of Advance Care Planning Documentation and Availability of Documentation in Australian Health and Residential Aged Care Services

Kimberly Buck, Karen M Detering, Annabel Pollard, Marcus Sellars, Rasa Ruseckaite, Helana Kelly, Benjamin P White, Craig Sinclair, Linda Nolte

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

CONTEXT: Advance care planning (ACP) documentation needs to be available at the point of care to guide and inform medical treatment decision-making. OBJECTIVE: To examine concordance between self-reported completion of ACP documentation and self-reported storage of the documentation at the person's current point of care with the availability of the documentation in that person's health record. METHODS: A national multicenter audit of health records and a self-report survey of eligible audit participants in 51 Australian health and residential aged care services. The audit assessed availability of ACP documentation in the health record, whereas the survey assessed self-reported completion and..

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