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Advance Care Planning - Can I Start the Discussion? - Michelle Wills & Eleanor Sawyer
Exploring the “how” of advance care planning: communication, when to, how to and what about.
Primary care nurses have an important role to play in advance care planning conversations and are well placed to initiate such conversations with their patients, to assist them to complete advance care plans, and to appropriately review these plans.
This practical hands-on workshop is designed to assist nurses to: • Recognise patients for whom advance care planning discussions are indicated • Feel comfortable and confident to initiate an advance care planning discussion with patients and their families • Learn and practise the skills required to hold an advance care planning discussion • Describe some of the legal and ethical implications of advance care planning in the context of primary care practice • Be able to support patients to complete advance care plans/directives