Old person hospital admissionA unique guide, which features the first patient-led advanced care planning tool has today been launched by Pavilion Publishing.

‘Taking Control’ – A Practical Guide and Tool for Advance Care Planning’, can be used by healthcare professionals to help patients navigate the complex healthcare system.
It could significantly help to address the fact that more people than ever are dying in hospital when they would prefer to die at home.*

With only 8% of the 15 million terminally ill patients in the UK having an advance care plan in place, ‘Taking Control’ could mean the needs of more patients are more accurately met. 

The tool can be used to supplement and enhance discussions with health professionals potentially saving time and enabling people to be more in control of the content of their advance care plan.  In addition, if more people were to die in their preferred place, this could reduce pressures on healthcare professionals and unwanted or prolonged admissions to hospitals.
How it works.

‘Taking Control’ enables people to easily record their story and personal choices on a rewriteable CD. The advance care plan document can be shared with family and professionals who need to know - and stored in a person’s healthcare records. It could also be kept with a Will or downloaded onto a USB wristband.

Available from Pavilion Publishing http://www.pavpub.com/taking-control/ priced at £9.95.