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Advance Care Planning in Community Settings

Advance Care Planning is a process to help adults to share their personal values and wishes regarding future medical care, especially useful as the end of life approaches.

ACPs have been shown to enable greater autonomy, choice and control - they respect the person's human rights and  enable a sense of retaining control

They have also been shown to improve the quality of end of life care provided for individuals ,reduce unwanted or futile  invasive interventions, treatments or hospital admissions, and guide those involved in care to provide appropriate levels of treatment


This online session, developed especially for community staff, will explore the process with participants, unpicking ethical and legal issues, considering communication skills necessary for effective planning and dispelling myths.

The session will be interactive in nature and each participant will need their own access to a laptop/PC

For staff working in Oxfordshire this session is Fully Funded - please contact us for information regarding booking process

23 March 2022

Location: virtual

Educational Credits:


KATE BUTCHER is Education Lead at OxCERPC and has spoken to international audiences on the development of Advance Care Planning. A District Nurse by background she has extensive experience of working with community and care home teams to develop ACP

CLAIRE BRITTON is senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, and along with Kate was responsible for developing ACP in community settings and care homes in Oxfordshire

Course Programme

09.00 - 09.30 Setting the Scene
09.30 - 10.00 What is ACP? - Historical perspectives
10.00 - 10.10 Break
10.10 - 10.30 Current Perspectives & Reflections
10.30 - 11.20 Communication skills
11.20 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 12.30 Putting it all into Action - Case studies
12.30 - 13.00 Sharing experiences & summary

Course Aims

By the end of the session participants will

>Define what is meant by advance care planning

>Demonstrate awareness of when advance care planning would be appropriate

>Understand and explain to others how advance care planning supports choice in end of life care

>Respond to the cues, triggers and other circumstances which should naturally lead to an end of life care discussion and
recognise when it is appropriate to begin discussions about advance care planning

>Have an increased confidence to initiate and manage these conversations in order to make sure the needs, wishes and preferences of patients, their families and carers at the end of life are expressed and recorded.

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