Journal article

General practice palliative care: patient and carer expectations, advance care plans and place of death-a systematic review.

Claire E Johnson, Peta McVey, Joel Jin-On Rhee, Hugh Senior, Leanne Monterosso, Briony Williams, Julia Fallon-Ferguson, Matthew Grant, Harriet Nwachukwu, Michèle Aubin, Patsy Yates, Geoffrey Mitchell

BMJ Support Palliat Care | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: With an increasing ageing population in most countries, the role of general practitioners (GPs) and general practice nurses (GPNs) in providing optimal end of life (EoL) care is increasingly important. OBJECTIVE: To explore: (1) patient and carer expectations of the role of GPs and GPNs at EoL; (2) GPs' and GPNs' contribution to advance care planning (ACP) and (3) if primary care involvement allows people to die in the place of preference. METHOD: Systematic literature review. DATA SOURCES: Papers from 2000 to 2017 were sought from Medline, Psychinfo, Embase, Joanna Briggs Institute and Cochrane databases. RESULTS: From 6209 journal articles, 51 papers were relevant. Patients and..

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