Experiences of substitute decision makers in making decisions for older persons diagnosed with major neurocognitive disorder at end of life: a qualitative systematic review protocol

Sarah J. Cresp, Susan F. Lee, Cheryle Moss

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Abstract

REVIEW QUESTION/OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to identify and synthesize the best available qualitative evidence on how substitute decision makers (SDMs) are affected by and experience making decisions at end of life (EOL) for older persons diagnosed with major neurocognitive disorder (major NCD) (dementia). Addressing the objective will provide an understanding of SDMs' experiences of making decisions for older persons diagnosed with major NCD at EOL, in order to tailor supportive education and interventions and potentially decrease inopportune outcomes.Specifically, the review questions are as follows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1770-1774
Number of pages5
JournalThe JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • advance care planning
  • dementia
  • end-of-life care
  • older person
  • substitute decision making and experience

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