Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: a systematic review

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dc.contributor.author O'Caoimh, Rónán
dc.contributor.author Cornally, Nicola
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Ronan
dc.contributor.author Hally, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Weathers, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Lavan, Amanda H.
dc.contributor.author Kearns, Tara
dc.contributor.author Coffey, Alice
dc.contributor.author McGlade, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Molloy, D. William
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-28T11:02:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-28T11:02:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-23
dc.identifier.citation O’Caoimh, R., Cornally, N., O’Sullivan, R., Hally, R., Weathers, E., Lavan, A. H., Kearns, T., Coffey, A., McGlade, C. and Molloy, D. W. 'Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: a systematic review', Maturitas, In Press. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.06.027 en
dc.identifier.issn 0378-5122
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4197
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.06.027
dc.description.abstract Advances in the medical treatment of cancer have increased the number of survivors, particularly among older adults, who now represent the majority of these. Survivorship care plans (SCPs) are documents that cancer patients receive summarising their care, usually at the end of treatment but preferably from initial diagnosis. These may increase patient satisfaction and represent an opportunity to initiate preventative strategies and address future care needs. Advance care planning (ACP), incorporating advance healthcare decision-making, including formal written directives, increases satisfaction and end-of-life care. This paper systematically reviews evaluations of ACP within SCPs among older (≥65 years) cancer survivors. No studies meeting the inclusion criteria were identified by search strategies conducted in PubMed/MEDLINE and the Cochrane databases. One paper examined cancer survivors’ mainly positive views of ACP. Another discussed the use of a SCP supported by a ‘distress inventory’ that included an advance care directive (living will) as an issue, though no formal evaluation was reported. Although ACP is important for older adults, no study was found that evaluated its role within survivorship care planning. Despite the risk of recurrence and the potential for morbidity and mortality, especially among older cancer survivors, ACP is not yet a feature of SCPs. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights © 2017 Elsevier B.V. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Advance care planning en
dc.subject Survivorship care plan en
dc.subject Cancer survivors en
dc.subject Older adults en
dc.subject Advance care directives en
dc.subject Systematic review en
dc.title Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: a systematic review en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother David Molloy, Clinical Gerontology & Rehabilitation, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: w.molloy@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2018-06-23
dc.date.updated 2017-06-28T10:56:17Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Maturitas en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress w.molloy@ucc.ie en
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