Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an essential part of quality end of life care in the UK and in most developed countries, enabling more people to live well and die well as they would choose. In the context of the ageing population, with increasing possibilities for medical interventions, ACP is an crucial consideration, with important implications for the individual person and their family and for our wider population. This book takes a comprehensive look at the subject, helps readers explore a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing ACP; frames the purpose, process, and outcomes; provides updates on national and international research, policy, and practice and includes contributions from experts from around the world. Death will affect us all; it is the one certainty in life. Yet the subject of death remains something of a taboo, we rarely discuss what our preferences would be at end of life, what we would want, where we would want to be cared for, not even with loved ones.
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||520|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 21 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)