Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559036
Title:
Think ahead
Authors:
McGuinness, C.; Murphy, S.; O'Shea, B.
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Citation:
Think ahead 2015, 5 (Suppl 1):A10 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559036
DOI:
10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.33
Additional Links:
http://spcare.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.33
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
Presentation delivered at Public health and palliative care conference Bristol, May 11-16. Background Think Ahead is a public awareness initiative of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland. The Think Ahead Form (www.thinkahead.ie) guides people in recording important information in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves, due to serious illness, emergency or death. Aim To engage the public to use Think Ahead and to build capacity of community organisations and health care professionals to empower people to use the tool if they wish. Method A ‘Think Ahead’ form and website were designed and launched as guidance tools for the public. A range of processes were also engaged in, including: Public consultation. Consultation with key stakeholders GP research: involving 120 people up to 70 years of age, examined people’s experiences of filling in the Think Ahead form. Nursing home research: involving staff and residents in nursing homes in Kildare in 2014. Regional community– based pilots: Regional pilots took place in Limerick and Louth, late 2012. Train the trainer programmes with community organisations. Results. Very positive outcomes for patients and GPs. Nursing home staff empowered to enable residents to express their preferences. 80% of public believed that Think Ahead would be of interest to the general public. 30,000 forms distributed since 2011. Active Retirement Ireland rolling out Think Ahead Conclusion The research and public engagement activities have shown that Think Ahead is a citizen-led practical tool which people can use as part of their planning for end of life.
Keywords:
Public Health; Advance Care Planning; PALLIATIVE CARE; END OF LIFE CARE
ISSN:
2045-435X; 2045-4368

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, C.en
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, S.en
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, B.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T13:54:08Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T13:54:08Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.citationThink ahead 2015, 5 (Suppl 1):A10 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Careen
dc.identifier.issn2045-435Xen
dc.identifier.issn2045-4368en
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.33en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559036en
dc.descriptionPresentation delivered at Public health and palliative care conference Bristol, May 11-16. Background Think Ahead is a public awareness initiative of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland. The Think Ahead Form (www.thinkahead.ie) guides people in recording important information in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves, due to serious illness, emergency or death. Aim To engage the public to use Think Ahead and to build capacity of community organisations and health care professionals to empower people to use the tool if they wish. Method A ‘Think Ahead’ form and website were designed and launched as guidance tools for the public. A range of processes were also engaged in, including: Public consultation. Consultation with key stakeholders GP research: involving 120 people up to 70 years of age, examined people’s experiences of filling in the Think Ahead form. Nursing home research: involving staff and residents in nursing homes in Kildare in 2014. Regional community– based pilots: Regional pilots took place in Limerick and Louth, late 2012. Train the trainer programmes with community organisations. Results. Very positive outcomes for patients and GPs. Nursing home staff empowered to enable residents to express their preferences. 80% of public believed that Think Ahead would be of interest to the general public. 30,000 forms distributed since 2011. Active Retirement Ireland rolling out Think Ahead Conclusion The research and public engagement activities have shown that Think Ahead is a citizen-led practical tool which people can use as part of their planning for end of life.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://spcare.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.33en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ Supportive & Palliative Careen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectAdvance Care Planningen
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.subjectEND OF LIFE CAREen
dc.titleThink aheaden
dc.typeConference Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundationen
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