Date of Submission

Spring 5-15-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Robin Buccheri

Second Advisor

Dr. Timothy Godfrey


Background and purpose: Diverse populations are less likely to engage in end-of-life-care-planning. This literature review examined research on end-of-life planning interventions for diverse patient populations.

Methods: This systematic search included Academic Search Complete, Cochrane, CINAHL, and PubMed databases. Results were limited to peer-reviewed articles published in English between 2015 to 2019.

Conclusions: Each intervention was effective at increasing advance care planning (ACP) engagement. Community-based programs are costlier. PREPARE used less resources. If diverse populations are specifically targeted, ACP engagement increases.

Implications for practice: Healthcare institutions and practitioners should employ targeted interventions for ACP engagement of diverse groups.

Keywords: end-of-life-care planning, diverse patients, advance directive, advance care planning, ACP interventions

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