Nursing home manager's knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about advance care planning for people with dementia in long‐term care settings: a cross‐sectional survey.

Beck et al. (2017) report on the results of a survey examining nursing home managers’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about advance care planning (ACP) within their homes for people with dementia. Analysis of the results is informed by the theory of planned behaviour. The authors found a lack of knowledge about ACP and dementia that affects any move to implement ACP within the nursing home. Managers expressed concerns about both the willingness and the capacity of people with dementia to participate in ACP. Participants were reluctant to use ACP terminology preferring to set any discussion in the context of palliative or future care. Overall there was evidence of a lack of leadership and ownership of ACP from participating nursing home managers. The authors conclude that managers need supported with resources to improve knowledge of both dementia and ACP.
Title: 
Nursing home manager's knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about advance care planning for people with dementia in long‐term care settings: a cross‐sectional survey.
Date: 
2017
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Beck, E.R., McIlfatrick, S., Hasson, F. and Leavey, G., 2017. Nursing home manager's knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about advance care planning for people with dementia in long‐term care settings: a cross‐sectional survey. Journal of clinical nursing