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* Be comfortable with silence (CHPCA, 2008; Epner & Baile, 2014; Moore, 2005; Moore, 2007; Pearce Table 2: Verbal Communication Strategies Verbal Strategies Comments Speak slowly and clearly using This helps the patient understand simple everyday language.
CHPCA has created the Advance Care Planning Resource Commons as a repository for uploading and sharing resources to reach out and educate all Canadians about the importance of Advance Care Planning.
ACP empowers patients and allows them to make health care decisions based on their preferences and values, increases patient satisfaction, and alleviates fears and uncertainties about what lies ahead, particularly as it relates to end-of-life care (CHPCA, 2008).
ACP discussions give the SDM the confidence to make appropriate health care decisions on the patient's behalf and helps avoid disputes between family members (CHPCA, 2008).
The care team can draw a great sense of comfort from knowing they are providing care aligned with the patient's wishes (CHPCA, 2008).
The principle of autonomy, also referred to as self-determination, recognizes that all capable adults have the right to accept or refuse medical treatment (CHPCA, 2012; Canadian Nurses Association, 2008).
Palliative care is not limited to patients at the end of their illness, but it aims at looking at the whole person and to improve the quality of living and dying (CHPCA, 2009).