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Normalisation of Advance Care Planning

Central Coast Local Health District

  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 May, 2017
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Peter Cleasby
  • Dr. Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong

The benefits of Advance Care Planning are well known. For example, patients’ wishes and preferences for care will be respected, and families and health professionals are eased off from the burden of decision-making on patients’ behalf.

This study aims to address how Advance Care Planning can be normalised into practice, and if normalising Advance Care Planning has an effect on increased ‘Planning ahead’ practices in acute and community settings.

The research team will examine the various mechanisms that are necessary for the intervention to become a routine in practice, and to mediate the work that individuals and groups do both independently and collectively to embed and sustain a new intervention.

Collaborators: Hunter New England Local Health District