Practical Advice for Advance Care Planning

Why is this important?

Busy clinicians need practical, accessible, and team-based strategies to integrate advance care planning into routine care. Fundamentally, advance care planning is more than completing an advance directive. Advance care planning includes multiple conversations over time to understand an individual’s evolving values regarding future medical care. The conversations, decisions, and documentation of wishes must be attentive to the individual’s level of readiness and respectful of their personal, family and cultural values. To elicit and honor patients’ wishes so that future medical care is aligned with their goals, clinicians need practical tools for preparing themselves, their clinical team and their practice settings, as well as their patients and families.

This module will provide the following practical resources for advance care planning:

  • Videos demonstrating key concepts and practical language for brief conversations
  • Team-based strategies for advance care planning processes
  • Evidence-based, person- and family-centered tools and approaches
  • Practical tips for documentation and billing related to advance care planning

The practical strategies highlighted in this module can be implemented in practices, large and small, urban and rural. While this module focuses on the team-based approaches and ambulatory settings, these advance care planning concepts and tools can be adapted to meet patient and family needs in any medical care setting. Additionally, our goal is to provide tangible knowledge and resources that can be directly applied, while also encouraging you to identify patient and family advisors, fellow health care practitioner champions, and health system initiatives and resources to facilitate coordinated advance care planning engagement efforts. By completing this module, we recognize your desire to enhance your ability to honor patient and family preferences and to receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for doing so.

How will these tools help?

  • Videos demonstrating key concepts and practical language for brief conversations
  • Team-based strategies for advance care planning processes
  • Evidence-based, person- and family-centered tools and approaches
  • Practical tips for documentation and billing related to advance care planning


 

Target Audience

Target Audience

  • Physicians

  • Physician Assistants

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Registered Nurses

  • Medical Assistants

  • Practice Managers

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key components of advance care planning conversations
  • Identify team-based strategies for integrating advance care planning into clinical settings
  • List person- and family-centered tools to prepare individuals for advance care planning
  • Utilize practical strategies to overcome barriers to advance care planning
  • Explore how to engage patients and families in your advance care planning efforts
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 20.00 ABIM MOC
  • 20.00 ABMS MOC
Course opens: 
06/29/2017
Course expires: 
06/29/2020
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

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Practice Advisor Content Manager: 

Jillian Schneider, MHA

Manager Practice Support, American College of Physicians

 

Contributors:

 

Andrew Dunn, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine

Mount Sinai Health System

 

Marcin Kowalski, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS

Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Associate Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program

Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health System

 

Tara Parham, MSN, CRNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

Staff Editors:

 

Laura Blum Meisnere

Vice-President, Health Policy

 

Andrea Brock, JD

Senior Associate, Grants Acquisition, American College of Physicians

 

Michele Duchin-Watson

Associate, Center for Quality, American College of Physicians

 

Jillian Nash-Arot

Associate, Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare, American College of Physicians

 

Wendy Nickel, MPH

Director Center for Patient Partnership, American College of Physicians

 

 

Anne Marie Smith, MBA

Vice-President, Quality Improvement Education

 

Selam Wubu, MPH

Senior Associate, Center for Quality, American College of Physicians

 

Available Credit

  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 20.00 ABIM MOC
  • 20.00 ABMS MOC

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/29/2017
Course expires: 
06/29/2020

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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