Advance Care Planning In End of Life Care (Paperback)

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ACP is an essential part of end of life care with patients improving their chances of 'a good death' by creating plans with their families and carers. This new edition gives a comprehensive overview of ACP, explores a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing end of life care, and offers a worldwide perspective.

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13 Feb 2018
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Keri Thomas (Editor)
Ben Lobo (Editor)
Bruce Keogh (Foreward By)
Karen Detering (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2 Revised edition
Number of Pages
246 x 171 x 171mm (592g)


Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an essential part of end of life care in the UK and most developed countries. It enables more people to live well and die as they would choose, and has significant implications for the individual person, their family and carers, and our wider society. In the context of an ageing population and increasing possibilities for medical interventions, ACP is a particularly important aspect of quality care.

Expanded and fully updated throughout, this new edition gives a comprehensive overview of ACP and explores a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing end of life care. Written by experts from around the world, the book takes a comprehensive look at the subject by exploring the wide range of issues and practicalities in providing ACP; framing the purpose, process, and outcomes of these plans; and providing an important update on national and international research, policy and practice. Chapters also discuss values, goals and priorities, and include detailed case examples to aid best practice.

This book is an invaluable resource for all clinicians involved in the caring for people in their final stages of life. It is of particular value to GPs, palliative care specialists, geriatricians, social care teams, researchers and policy leads interested in improving end of life care.


General Subject
BISAC Subject 1
Medical / Terminal Care
BISAC Subject 2
Medical / Pain Medicine
BIC Classification 1
Terminal care nursing
BIC Classification 2
Palliative medicine
Library Subject 1
Great Britain
Library Subject 2
Palliative treatment
Library Subject 3
Advance Care Planning
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Keri Thomas is Founder and National Clinical Lead for the Gold Standards Framework Centre in End of Life Care in Shrewsbury, and Honorary Professor in End of Life Care at the University of Birmingham, UK

Ben Lobo is Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire, and former National Clinical Lead for Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment, UK

Karen Detering is Respiratory Physician for the Respecting Patient Choices Program at Austin Hospital Melbourne in Australia

Review Quotes

With contributions from a multiplicity of professionals in the field of health and social care and including international perspectives, the scope of this book is wide-ranging and provides invaluable context and practical information, not only for those who are working in end-of-life care but also for those who are looking to increase their knowledge for practice in the future... I consider it a privilege to have been given the opportunity to review this book, and
hope that it serves to remind readers of the imperative on us all to keep open discussion of death and dying on our personal and professional agendas. * Sue Taplin, Anglia Ruskin University * This is a very good review of ACP - what it is, how it has developed, and how it continues to evolve. * Roger Woodruff, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter * We all need to be able to plan ahead and make our wishes clear this updated book is an excellent summary of the available evidence now is the time to translate this into practice. * Dr Ollie Minton, Ehospice *