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Authors: Borenko (Hoffmann), Cari
Supervisor(s): Cook, Karen (Faculty of Health Disciplines, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies); Leslie, Kathleen (Faculty of Health Disciplines, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies)
Examining Committee: Lane, Annette (Faculty of Health Disciplines, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies); Hawley, Pippa (Faculty of Medicine UBC, Department of Palliative Care)
Degree: Master of Health Studies
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: Clinical Competence
Advance Care Planning
Advance Directives
Issue Date: 9-Apr-2021
Abstract: Health care providers and legal professionals have advocated and supported people through the advance care planning processes for more than a century. These professions have approached advance care planning differently, from within their scope, discipline, and experiences. Neither group fully appreciates the impact their differing standards and practices have on patients and families and the health care they receive. The legal profession focuses on completing advance directive documents and advocates for patients' rights through the courts. Health care providers focus on shared decision making at the time decisions are required. This research, the first of its kind in Canada, will demonstrate the complications that arise for health care providers in the application of advance care planning processes when there are gaps in knowledge and understanding of health law. This study will explore practical suggestions to improve practice. Keywords: Clinical Competence, Jurisprudence, Advance Care Planning, Advance Directives
Graduation Date: Sep-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/341
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