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72 It’s Good to Talk — Use of a Pro Forma in Advance Care Planning
  1. S Alia,
  2. J McFadyenb and
  3. L Watsona
  1. a The Martlets Hospice, Hove, UK
  2. b South Downs Health NHS Trust, Brighton, UK

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Background

Advance care planning (ACP) is becoming increasingly important but can be confusing for healthcare professionals and the public. ACP is an intrinsic part of the NHS End of Life Care Programme. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has highlighted the need for clarification of ACP and a national approach to it.

The Martlets Hospice introduced a pro forma (standardised document) to aid communication between patient, carers and …

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