Integrating nurse-facilitated advance care planning for patients newly diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
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AuthorsÓlafsdóttir, Kristin Lara
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CitationIntegrating nurse-facilitated advance care planning for patients newly diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. 2018, 24 (4):170-177 Int J Palliat Nurs
AbstractAdvance care planning (ACP) is well recognised as an important component of palliative care. However, there is still a need to explore ways in which it can become a part of routine practice, ensuring a timely and person-centred discussion.
To explore patients newly diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and their family members' experiences of engaging in a person-centred and structured ACP discussion facilitated by palliative care nurses in an outpatient oncology clinic at the University Hospital of Iceland.
An exploratory qualitative design employing semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis. The intervention included a structured ACP discussion, aided by a booklet.
Key themes emerged describing families' and patients' experiences and highlighted that the timing and approach of the ACP discussion was appropriate and helpful, even though the discussion was sensitive and difficult. Using a routine approach with a flexible structure normalised the discussion and made it easier for the patients to take the lead in the discussion.
ACP discussion can be part of an integrated palliative care and oncology service if implemented in a systematic way.
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