Ascertaining Wishes: A Good Practice Guide
With ever increasing impetus on autonomy and choice in Government health and social care policy, Advance Care Planning (ACP) is promoted by the NHS End of Life Care Programme. ACP enables care staff to deliver a high standard of end of life care, yet with one in five deaths occurring in a care home, there is still very little known about the ACP process in this context.
A study, funded by The Nuffield Foundation and commissioned by Counsel and Care in partnership with Lancaster University and the University of the West of England examined the subject. The research examined ACP in care homes in two regions in England. A report of the research study is available from www.eolc-observatory.net
It resulted in the publication of this guide, supported and published by Counsel & Care, which is informed by the findings from the research and gives you an in depth understanding of all aspects of recognised good practice.
The guide is written especially for managers, senior care staff but it will also be of interest to people who live in care homes and those close to them - relatives, friends and advocates - and staff from other organisations who work closely with care homes, for example, Social Workers, District Nurses, General Practitioners and hospital staff. It will help the reader find out about residents’ wishes for the future.
The views of care home managers interviewed during the research are included in the guide and it will enable the reader to:
- increase the understanding of ACP for staff who work in care homes for older people
- help them know what ACP entails
- help develop their service so that they can offer ACP to people who live in their care homes
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