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A CPD article informed Derrick Tait about advance care planning in progressive neurological conditions

A CPD article informed Derrick Tait about advance care planning in progressive neurological conditions.

Abstract

In my role as a regional clinical lead, I support nurses, care assistants, senior care assistants and care home managers, and care for service users with a variety of health issues. The CPD article discusses advance care planning for individuals with progressive neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, epilepsy, motor neurone disease and stroke. I encounter patients with such conditions regularly in my work.

I am increasingly involved in advance care planning in cases where it is anticipated that a patients abilities will deteriorate because of a progressive condition. Good advance care plans enable service users to articulate their wishes and inform decision making in relation to their care and treatment if they lose the capacity to make these decisions themselves.

The article encourages nurses with appropriate knowledge and skills

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A CPD article informed Derrick Tait about advance care planning in progressive neurological conditions.

Abstract

In my role as a regional clinical lead, I support nurses, care assistants, senior care assistants and care home managers, and care for service users with a variety of health issues. The CPD article discusses advance care planning for individuals with progressive neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, motor neurone disease and stroke. I encounter patients with such conditions regularly in my work.

I am increasingly involved in advance care planning in cases where it is anticipated that a patient’s abilities will deteriorate because of a progressive condition. Good advance care plans enable service users to articulate their wishes and inform decision making in relation to their care and treatment if they lose the capacity to make these decisions themselves.

The article encourages nurses with appropriate knowledge and skills to have a central role in assisting service users to develop their advance care plans.

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This reflective account is based on NS777 Kent A (2015) Advance care planning in progressive neurological conditions. Nursing Standard. 29, 21, 51-59.

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