Effects of implementing advance planning for emergencies in inpatient facilities for elderly care under acute need for action due to the COVID-19 pandemic (BVP acute)

  • Funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [German Federal Ministry of Education and Research] (BMBF)
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Grant number: 01KI20505

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  • Funder

    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [German Federal Ministry of Education and Research] (BMBF)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    Germany, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Research Category

    Clinical characterisation and management

  • Research Subcategory

    Supportive care, processes of care and management

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  • Age Group

    Adults (18 and older)Older adults (65 and older)

  • Vulnerable Population


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When making decisions about medical care, the patient's will plays an important role. The "Treatment in advance planning (BVP)" procedure enables the patient's willingness to be determined in order to plan treatments in a structured manner with trained staff. The BEVOR study examines whether this procedure can better take into account the patient's will in geriatric care facilities. Emergency situations occur more frequently in the COVID-19 pandemic, so crisis strategies are of great importance. The aim of BVP-Akut is, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, to investigate to what extent in-patient care for the elderly takes the patient's wishes into account in emergency situations. The instruments that doctors should use to prepare advance health planning in dialogue with patients are examined. For this purpose, employees and residents of geriatric care facilities are asked: How do they view this type of determination of the patient's will? Is the tool used in your facility? Did this take treatment decisions in an acute emergency, including Covid-19, into account? The results of the BVP acute study should in turn flow into the BEVOR study and provide recommendations for action on the COVID-related crisis situation.