Alzheimers’ disease-specific Intervention of Advance Care Planning (ADIA)
06.2017 – 12.2019
This study aims at creating a disease-specific advance care planning intervention and assessing its efficacy with 20 to 30 patient-relative dyads. The intervention includes 2 meetings with trained facilitators to allow dyads to discuss and initiate ACP, preceded and followed by qualitative (semi-structured interview) and quantitative (scales) data collections.
Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Ralf Jox and Eve Rubli
Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (ASSM – SAMW)
Advance care planning, Alzheimer’s disease, palliative care, behavioral psychology
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Jox, R., Denke, E., Hamann, J., Mendel, R., Förstl, H., Borasio, G.D., 2012. Surrogate decision making for patients with end-stage dementia. Int. J. Geriatr. Psychiatry 27, 1045–1052. doi.org/10.1002/gps.2820
Rietjens, J.A.C., Sudore, R.L., Connolly, M., van Delden, J.J., Drickamer, M.A., Droger, M., van der Heide, A., Heyland, D.K., Houttekier, D., Janssen, D.J.A., Orsi, L., Payne, S., Seymour, J., Jox, R.J., Korfage, I.J., 2017. Definition and recommendations for advance care planning: an international consensus supported by the European Association for Palliative Care. Lancet Oncol. 18, e543–e551. doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30582-X
Rubli Truchard, E., Sterie, A.-C., Jox, R.J., 2017. [Resuscitation of elderly people : how to approach their preferences in advance]. Rev. Med. Suisse 13, 320–322.