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Timely identification of palliative patients and anticipatory care planning by GPs: Practical application of tools and a training programme

Thoonsen, Bregje; Groot, Marieke; Verhagen, Stans; van Weel, Chris; Vissers, Kris C.; Engels, Yvonne


Background: Palliative care is mainly restricted to terminal care. General practitioners (GPs) are not trained to early identify palliative patients with cancer, COPD or heart failure. With the help of the RADboud indicators for PAlliative Care needs (RADPAC), we trained GPs to identify patients’ needs and to make a proactive care plan. They were also able to join two role-plays where they discussed the patient’s future, and consulted a palliative care consultant to fine-tune the care plan....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Palliative Care
DOI: 10.1186/s12904-016-0112-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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