A Guide to Effective Conversations About Advance Care Planning
The 2013 Institute of Medicine report, Dying in America, showed that only 47% of adults over age 40 had an advance directive. In another 2013 study, 90% of the people said that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, but only 27% had actually done so. By applying learned conversation skills, healthcare providers will be better prepared and more effective when they engage patients and families in advance care planning and shared decision making in their own end-of-life care decisions. This informative session will give providers the tools and skills necessary to have the conversation about what matters most to patients and families before a medical crisis occurs.
Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technicians, Clinical Chaplains, Social Workers, Medical Students, and other interested healthcare professionals.
- Facilitate end-of-life conversations with patients about what matters most to them and to their loves ones.
- Implement strategies that will encourage patients to have end-of-life preference conversations with their loved ones and their healthcare providers.
- Provide patients and their families with a four-step guide for having the conversation about end-of-life care.
- Describe the three types of advance directives and how to properly complete them.
Ana M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D.
Medical Director, Bioethics & Palliative Care
Baptist Health South Florida
Rose Allen, DNP, MSM/HM, RN, CHPN,
Director, Bioethics Program
Baptist Health South Florida
Ana M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D., and Rose Allen, DNP, MSM/HM, RN, CHPN have both indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 General certificate of attendance
- 1.50 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.50 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.50 Florida Board of Psychology
- 1.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
- 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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