ESR 11: A practice guideline for empowerment in transitional care decision making
27 February 2020
ESR11 – Wit-Gele Kruis van Vlaanderen, Brussels, Belgium
A practice guideline for empowerment in transitional care decision making
Project leaders: Dr. Kristel De Vliegher, Prof. Dr. Theo van Achterberg Wit-Gele Kruis van Vlaanderen (community nursing organisation), Brussels, BE
Objectives of the project:
To identify strategies that empower senior citizens and informal caregivers to fully participate in transitional care decision making
To identify facilitators and barriers for their empowerment
To develop practical guidance for this empowerment in daily community-based care.
Comprehensive overview of strategies for the empowerment of senior citizens and their informal caregivers in transitional care decision making
Comprehensive overview of barriers and facilitators that hinder such empowerment in daily practice
Guideline for empowering senior citizens in decision making.
The expected results will be informed by literature reviewing, additional documents analyses and interviews with the target groups, experts and stakeholders. From all the resulting insights, the ESR will develop a generic practice guideline to assist care professionals in enabling empowerment in decision-making.
Academic secondment & Joint degree university 1: KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Theo van Achterberg
Academic secondment & Joint degree university 2: Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Moriah Ellen
Non-academic secondment: AGE platform Europe, Brussels, Belgium Supervisor: Borja Arrue
Project update February 2020: Currently, Lotan has submitted his Doctoral Provisional Plan and initiated a comprehensive systematic review focusing on operational definitions, interventions, evaluation instruments, and barriers and facilitators in the process of empowerment in transitional care decision-making. Lotan has already had a first secondment at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), and in the coming months, Lotan will conduct further professional secondments at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and at AGE Platform Europe (Belgium).