Speaker: Dr Chan Guek Cheng Noreen, Senior Consultant & Head, Division of Palliative Care, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
At the end of 2016, a three month pilot called PEACE (PalliativE Approach and ACP Conversation Enhancement) was run in two medical wards. Using a screening tool based on the "Surprise Question" and other indicators, patients who could be approaching end of life (EOL) were identified, and staff were prompted to perform a holistic needs assessment including whether Advance Care Planning (ACP) was suitable. Although the ACP completion rate was above the hospital average, there were many challenges faced; for example, although inpatients are a "captive population", an acute medical admission is not a conducive time for ACP.
This talk aims to share the main findings of the PEACE pilot, highlight lessons learnt from five years of ACP efforts, and introduce a new C-Doc template known as GAP (Goals And Preferences), which makes care planning discussion accessible to all patients and all healthcare professionals.
Registration & breakfast at 7.10am, talk begins at 7.40am.