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Advance Care Planning


Advance Care Planning (ACP) aims to improve the quality of care towards the end of life and is a key feature of the End of Life Care Policy, Framework and Pathways of Care.

The session will help carers to recognise when an individual reaches the last 6-12 months of life and develop effective communication skills and confidence to help plan care which matches the needs, values and goals of that individual.

The carer will understand how the Mental Capacity Act applies to Advance Care Planning as well as Deprivation of Liberties and 'Best Interests'.

A short 2 hour session on Advance Care Planning is offered which covers the following:

  • What is ACP?

  • Why is ACP important?

  • What are the key aspects and considerations of ACP?

  • What are the triggers which may initiate ACP and how do you identify them?

  • What does ACP include and how is it done, including Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment and Lasting Power of Attorney.

  • What do I need to know about the Mental Capacity Act (2005), Deprivation of Liberties and 'Best Interest'

  • What communication skills do I need to have an ACP conversation?

All attendees are provided with an information handout about ACP and a certificate of attendance.


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Tel: 01752 964250

St Luke's Hospice Education Team
Units 3-5 Brooklands
Budshead Road