The Relationship Between Organizational Characteristics and Advance Care Planning Practices.

Title

The Relationship Between Organizational Characteristics and Advance Care Planning Practices.

Creator

Baughman Kristin R; Ludwick Ruth; Palmisano Barbara; Hazelett Susan; Sanders Margaret

Publisher

The American journal of hospice & palliative care

Date

2015
2015-08

Description

Organizational characteristics may impede the uniform adoption of advance care planning (ACP) best practices. We conducted telephone interviews with site directors of a Midwestern state's Medicaid waiver program administered by the Area Agencies on Aging and surveyed the 433 care managers (registered nurses and social workers) employed within these 9 agencies. Care managers at 2 agencies reported more frequent ACP discussions and higher levels of confidence. Both sites had ACP training programs, follow-up protocols, and informational packets available for consumers that were not consistently available at the other agencies. The findings point to the need for consistent educational programs and policies on ACP and more in depth examination of the values, beliefs, and resources that account for organizational differences in ACP.

Subject

Administrative Personnel; Adult; advance care planning; Advance Care Planning; Advance Care Planning/*organization & administration/standards; area agency on aging; Attitude of Health Personnel; care management; Case Management; Case Managers; Chi Square Test; Clinical Protocols/standards; community-based long-term care; Confidence Intervals; Cross Sectional Studies; Cross-Sectional Studies; Data Analysis Software; Descriptive Research; Descriptive Statistics; Female; Funding Source; Government Agencies; Human; Humans; Inservice Training/organization & administration; Interviews; Logistic Regression; Long Term Care; Male; Medicaid; Medicaid/statistics & numerical data; Middle Age; Middle Aged; Midwestern United States; Multivariate Analysis; nurses; Odds Ratio; Ohio; organizational characteristics; Organizational Culture; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Questionnaires; Registered Nurses; Rural Areas; social workers; Social Workers; Surveys; T-Tests; Telephone; United States; Urban Areas

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

510–515

Issue

5

Volume

32

Citation

Baughman Kristin R; Ludwick Ruth; Palmisano Barbara; Hazelett Susan; Sanders Margaret, “The Relationship Between Organizational Characteristics and Advance Care Planning Practices.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4809.

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