Community workshops increase advance care planning knowledge, appointment of legal proxies and completion of end-of life written plans
Taylor & Francis
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Palliative Care Western Australia / Cancer and Palliative Care Network / Western Australian Department of Health / Lotterywest
Advance Care Planning involves having conversations, completing documents detailing individuals’ end-of life treatment and care preferences, and appointing legal proxies who make health, lifestyle, or financial decisions. Although beneficial outcomes have been demonstrated, community rates of Advance Care Planning remain low. We developed a theoretically based workshop to increase knowledge and change behaviors in relation to Advance Care Planning; 347 participants completed the workshop. Advance Care Planning knowledge and action significantly improved three months post workshop. The intervention increased Advance Care Planning knowledge and changed behaviors.
Haywood, D., Shaw, J., Williams, T., Watts, K., Kane, R., & O’Connor, M. (2022). Community workshops increase advance care planning knowledge, appointment of legal proxies and completion of end-of life written plans. Death Studies. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2022.2160520