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Preventing unwanted situations and gaining trust: a qualitative study of older people and families’ experiences with advance care planning in the daily practice of primary care

https://academic.oup.com/fampra/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/fampra/cmz089/5670555?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Using advance care planning (ACP) to anticipate future decisions can increase compliance with people’s end-of-life wishes, decrease inappropriate life-sustaining treatment and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Despite this, only a minority of older people engage in ACP, partly because care professionals lack knowledge of approaches towards ACP with older people and their families.