Comprehensive Care - Element 2: Identifying goals of care - Tips for clinicians
These eight tips about setting goals can be used when assisting patients and family, carers and other support people to identify and develop goals of care.
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Goals of care are what a patient wants to achieve during an episode of care, within the context of their clinical situation.
Goals may be clinical and personal and are determined in the context of a shared decision making process. Identifying goals of care helps to organise and prioritise care activities and contributes to improved satisfaction, quality-of-life and self-efficacy for patients.