Description: This is a comprehensive list and evaluation of advance care planning tools. This resource gives the format, name and author, description of the ACP tool in an easy to read table, including stage of readiness to engage.
AACN Domains: Communication; Compassionate Care; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Ethics; Evidence-Based Practice; Health Policy; Social Determinants of Health
Audience: Associates Level; Baccalaureate Level; Graduate Level; Practicing Nurses; Nursing Faculty
Cost: Available from the journal Geriatric Nursing
Tips and Suggestions: This is a great teaching tool for educators in a lecture on advance care planning and the role of decisional aids, accessibility, health literacy, and ethics (autonomy). At the bedside, this article could help a staff nurse identify decision aids that would fit the patient's circumstances and needs.
Citation: Gazarian PK, Cronin J, Dalto JL, Baker KM, Friel BJ, Bruce-Baiden W, Rodriguez LY. A systematic evaluation of advance care planning patient educational resources. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Mar-Apr;40(2):174-180. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2018.09.011. Epub 2018 Oct 11. PMID: 30318178.