Facilitating an Advance Care Planning Conversation
Advance care planning conversations need to be grounded in the personal beliefs, unique culture and life values of the individual doing the planning. Focusing on personal goals and values allows us to discuss outcomes that are meaningful to the patient and to help them choose treatments or care plans that support that focus.
Throughout this course participants will learn skills needed to conduct advance care planning discussions from a person-centered perspective. Strategies for promoting advance care planning to people at varying stages of life are explored so that the practitioner can engage healthy patients as well as those living with a chronic or serious illness. Given the interested in and emerging access to physician assisted suicide, the course explores potential responses to patients who express an interest in a hastened death.
This course is part of the Effective Advance Care Planning: Skill Building for Everyone series. Learn more and get the Advance Care Planning guide.
What You’ll Learn
- Identify the skills needed to engage in effective advance care planning conversations
- Describe the importance of advance care planning conversations in the context of medical aid in dying
- Know how to start advance care planning conversations
- Practice an advance care planning conversation
What You’ll Earn
1 continuing education (CE) credit approved by the following accreditation bodies:
- CEs are provided through California State University San Marcos, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
- The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California in partnership with The California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care created Facilitating an Advance Care Planning Conversation to help practitioners develop and practice the skills needed to initiate and facilitate an advance care planning conversation.
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.