Respecting Choices

Published Research Involving Respecting Choices®

This prospective, inter-regionally controlled trial focusing on German nursing homes, compared the number, relevance and validity of new ADs completed in the intervention region versus the control region.  Intervention nursing home residents and their families were offered professional facilitation (based on the Respecting Choices® model) including standardized documentation. Data from 136 residents of three intervention nursing homes were compared with data from 439 residents of 10 control nursing homes over a study period of 16.5 months.The implementation of an ACP program in German nursing homes led, much more frequently than previously reported, to the creation of advance directives with potential relevance to medical decision-making.

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