Book review: Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Consultant nurse for older people Nicky Hayes reviews this publication on end of life care
Cover: Advance Care Planning in End of Life, 2nd ed

Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care Keri Thomas, Ben Lobo, Karen Detering (Eds) Oxford University Press Second edition £32.99 | 336pp ISBN: 9780198802136

Advance care planning (ACP) is of core interest to those of us who work with older people and this definitive publication provides a valuable addition to resources on the subject.

The book provides a comprehensive overview and update on ACP, covering issues that have direct relevance to the older population. It is edited by experts in ACP, with credible chapter authors who between them have contributed a vast range of invaluable knowledge and experience.

The layout is clear with well-organised chapters that start with a summary, main points and messages. Each chapter progresses through its topic with plenty of practical applications using tools, case studies and examples.

Topics covered include legal and policy issues, such as discussions and decisions


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