End of life: how to raise advance care planning with patients
Nurses can find it difficult to discuss how a patient wishes to die. Find out how to initiate conversations, communicate clearly and establish what patients want
- When done well, advance care planning offers a chance for individuals to record their wishes related to end of life care while they still have full capacity
- Advance care plans should make the person’s wishes clear and should be documented, communicated to family and friends where requested, and reviewed regularly
- Advice on how to have conversations about death, and how to guide patients through the process
Death is inevitable, which makes having conversations about it vitally important.
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