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Advance care planning in a community setting

04 February 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the effects of implementing an advance care planning process within pilot sites in North Ayrshire in 2010, focusing on people with palliative care...

Advance care planning in dementia

19 August 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Advance care planning is the basis for delivering person-centred end of life care that accords with the wishes of the individual. It is important to support people...

Advance care planning: considerations for clinical practice

08 March 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice


Advance care planning (ACP) is a process of establishing a person’s preferences and wishes, which can then be used to inform future care. These conversations are...

Applying the Preferred Priorities for Care document in practice

11 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient choice and control should be central to the delivery of high-quality, end of life care. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process through which a patient’s...

Optimising palliative and end of life care in hospital

13 June 2012

Nursing Standard


The acute hospital setting is increasingly regarded as an important area for the delivery of palliative care. A significant number of patients with advanced,...

Conservative management of patients with end-stage kidney disease

23 December 2019

Nursing Standard

end of life care

The prevalence of end-stage kidney disease is increasing, particularly among older people and those with multiple comorbidities. Typically, patients who develop...

Incorporating advance care planning in dementia care

08 May 2024

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

Recent policy focus in dementia care has been on living well with the condition; however, being able to die well with dementia is of equal importance. Advance care...

Exploring whether a diagnosis of severe frailty prompts advance care planning and end of life care conversations

21 February 2024

Nursing Older People


Background Older people with frailty are susceptible to sudden and rapid deterioration, so discussing their wishes and preferences for care at the end of life should...

Palliative and end-of-life care for people living with dementia in care homes: part 2

29 June 2016

Nursing Standard


This article, the second of two, provides healthcare practitioners with an overview of best practice in palliative and end-of-life care, including nutrition,...

Palliative and end of life care for people living with dementia in care homes: part 1

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

The terms palliative and end of life care are often used interchangeably and healthcare practitioners may perceive that palliative care is only appropriate during...