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ACP and Different Illness Trajectories

ACP and Different Illness Trajectories

ACP and Different Illness Trajectories

Maureen Field
Maureen Field
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 17 Aug 2018
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Last updated: 22 Aug 2018

Reference: 191899

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This session provides an overview of the concept of illness trajectories and its influence on the advance care planning (ACP) process in end of life care. This session was reviewed by Fiona Rawlinson and Richard Kitchen and last updated in October 2017.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
Describe the illness trajectories of common end of life care conditions
Recognise factors that influence the pathway of an illness trajectory
Analyse the different trajectory types and describe the limitations of the trajectory approach
Discuss the implication of illness trajectories on the ACP process
Maureen Field

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Maureen Field
on behalf of Health Education England

Maureen trained as a nurse in the early 1970s at Newcastle General Hospital. Her early career was on a medical/respiratory ward. It was at this time that she developed an interest in palliative care. Nursing many patients dying from lung cancer, she became aware of the psychological and social care that was necessary to care for these patients and their families.

In 1988 Maureen was appointed as one of the two Macmillan Nurses at Newcastle General Hospital, the first Hospital Macmillan Team in the Northern region. Many changes have taken place in the Newcastle Hospitals and palliative care in the last two decades, and she went on to work as a Clinical Nurse Specilaist in Palliative Care in the NUTH Trust.

For several years now she has been faciliating the introduction of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) into the NUTH Trust. In 2007, she took early retirement and now works part-time as LCP Facilitator, continuing the introduction and maintenance of the LCP in the Trust.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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