Promoting Assisted Decision Making in Acute Care Settings (PADMACS) for Care Planning Purposes

Project’s duration and funding

1st January 2018 to 31st December 2019 (2 years).

This project is funded through the HRB Applied Partnership Award (Grant Number APA-2016-1878).

Project’s description

The Promoting Assisted Decision-Making in Acute Care Settings (PADMACS) project aims to develop an educational tool which will promote understanding of Assisted Decision-Making among healthcare professionals working in an acute care setting, and encourage their adoption of this understanding into their care planning with older people.

Through its four interconnected work packages (Rapid realist review, Qualitative narrative exploration, Participatory co-design and Implementation process diagnostic evaluation), the PADMACS project will provide impactful insight and outcomes promoting the rights and the autonomy of people about treatment choices.

Please refer to this protocol paper for a detailed description of the four work packages composing PADMACS.

Project’s team

Prof. Thilo Kroll | Dr. Deirdre O’Donnell | Dr. Francesco Fattori | Dr. Carmel Davies | Dr. Éidín Ní Shé | Dr. Sarah Donnelly | Ms. Marie O’Shea


The PADMACS project is developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Physician of Ireland (RCPI), St. Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH), the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland (ASI) and Family Carers Ireland (FCI).

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