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This paper discusses pre-design stage research concerned with supporting excellence in end-of-life care (EoLC) for people with dementia (PwD). The discontinuation and replacement of previous with new EoLC guidance provides the opportunity for improving care package materials (CPMs) to support EoLC. Current CPMs tend largely to address governance, recording of treatment and consent for audit purposes. This research identified the need for CPMs to better reflect the complexities, coordination and communication needs between the patient (and those important to them) carers and physicians, and to anticipate discussions, scenarios and consequences of decision-making between all parties involved along a patient's uncertain trajectory at EoL: dementia adds another level of challenge. Findings from evaluating existing CPMs and surveying of new technological developments are discussed in this context.
Author(s): Macdonald AS, Robinson L
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Third KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2015 (InMed-15)
Year of Conference: 2016
Print publication date: 12/08/2015
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
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Series Title: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies