The effects of advance care planning on end of life care: A systematic review

Source: Palliative Medicine 2014 v.28(8), p1000-1025

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article presents an overview of studies on the effects of advance care planning and gains insight in the effectiveness of different types of advance care planning.  There is evidence that advance care planning positively impacts the quality of end-of-life care. Complex advance care planning interventions may be more effective in meeting patients’ preferences than written documents alone. More studies are needed with an experimental design, in different settings, including the community.

Length of publication: 26p.

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