Advance care planning: How to start the conversation
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Advance care planning: How to start the conversation

Victoria Briggs Health journalist

Discussing how a patient wishes to die can seem daunting. Find out how to initiate conversations, communicate clearly and establish what is important to them

Death is inevitable, which makes having conversations about it vitally important. Guidance from the Queen’s Nursing Institute and a host of other partners, in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement, released in early 2022, offers healthcare professionals support on the best way to do this.

Nursing Standard. 37, 11, 51-53. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.11.51.s21

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