What is known about advance care planning (ACP)? What does this study add?

What is known?ACP is used in many countries, and most patients offered conversations want to discuss it
Using a list of questions as a guide is better than using a paper-based scheme and tick-boxes only
Patients’ and relatives’ satisfaction with end-of-life care increases with the use of ACP
Transparency is difficult to balance
What does
this study add?
ACP for Norwegian patients with life-threatening pulmonary disease should rest upon an established patient–doctor/nurse relationship
ACP is perceived to increase the patient's feeling of “a comforting safety”, meeting their need for support, information and transparency
ACP conversations involving both patient and relatives may support the relatives in their role as good team players
Turning points of the disease trajectory are times when patients may be especially in need of ACP conversations