Scientific article

Projet de soins anticipé : comment pouvons-nous mieux faire en gériatrie ?

Other title[Advance care planning: how can we do better in geriatrics?]
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 19, no. 848, p. 2041-2045
Publication date2023-11-01

How can we improve the discussion and documentation of goals of care with older people and their relatives? When promoting advance care planning one is expected to address a threefold challenge: an ethical challenge, a quality of care – patient safety challenge, and a public health challenge. The aim of this article is to describe how we integrated advance care planning at the Geneva University Hospitals with a focus on the department of geriatrics and rehabilitation. We explain how we improved the documentation in the electronic medical records. We detail how we trained healthcare professionals and disseminated the information to patients and to the general public. Finally, we point out the success factors and barriers in this process, as they might be encountered by healthcare institutions and networks implementing advance care planning elsewhere in Switzerland.

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Aged
  • Documentation
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
Citation (ISO format)
FASSIER, Thomas et al. Projet de soins anticipé : comment pouvons-nous mieux faire en gériatrie ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2023, vol. 19, n° 848, p. 2041–2045. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2023.19.848.2041
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