Table 6

Synthetisation of a programme feature (exemplar case study)

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Identified programme featuresFan et al12Current programme specifications of health agencySynthesised programme features
  • ACDs to facilitate communication between resident, family and RACF staff to incorporate patients' wishes into treatment plan during emergencies

  • Have explicit notes in the medical records about care decisions and a commitment to stay the course of care

Study has no relevant ACD dataEnd of life care — incorporating the 7 step pathway - community version into eldercare’s palliative care model pathways to support end of life care and associated decision making
  • All residents to have ACDs to facilitate communication between resident, family and RACF staff to incorporate patients' wishes into treatment plan during emergencies

  • Have explicit notes in the medical records about care decisions (such as using the 7 step pathway - community version) and a commitment to stay the course of care

  • ACDs, advanced care directives; RACF, residential aged care facility