Disentangling consumer and provider predictors of advance care planning.

Title

Disentangling consumer and provider predictors of advance care planning.

Creator

Baughman Kristin R; Ludwick Ruth; Merolla David; Palmisano Barbara; Hazelett Susan; Allen Kyle R; Sanders Margaret

Publisher

The American journal of hospice & palliative care

Date

2013
2013-11

Description

Factorial surveys were used to examine community-based long-term care providers' judgments about consumers' need for advance care planning (ACP) and comfort levels in discussing ACP. Providers (448 registered nurses and social workers) judged vignettes based on hypothetical consumers. Hierarchical linear models indicated providers judged consumers who were older, had end-stage diagnoses, multiple emergency department visits, and uninvolved caregivers as most in need of ACP. These variables explained 10% of the variance in judgments. Providers' beliefs about ACP predicted judgments of need for ACP and comfort level in discussing ACP. Provider characteristics explained more variance in comfort levels (44%) than in judgments of need (20%). This study demonstrates the need for tailored educational programs to increase comfort levels and address ACP misconceptions.

Subject

*Advance Care Planning; *Long-Term Care; Adult; advance care planning; Advance Care Planning; Age Factors; area agencies on aging; Attitude of Health Personnel; care management; Caregivers; community-based care; Conceptual Framework; Consumers; Data Analysis Software; Discussion; Factorial Design; factorial surveys; Female; Human; Humans; Judgment; Long Term Care; long-term care; Middle Age; Multivariate Analysis; Quasi-Experimental Studies; Questionnaires; Random Sample; Registered Nurses; Social Workers; Surveys; Surveys and Questionnaires; Vignettes

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

717–725

Issue

7

Volume

30

Citation

Baughman Kristin R; Ludwick Ruth; Merolla David; Palmisano Barbara; Hazelett Susan; Allen Kyle R; Sanders Margaret, “Disentangling consumer and provider predictors of advance care planning.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4808.

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