The Power of Words: The Importance of Defining and Documenting Goals in Patient-Centered Care
If palliative care is truly patient-centered care, a fundamental step is helping patients articulate who they are and what they need – then translating that into goals of care to be shared with the whole healthcare team.
This process sounds simple, but it takes practice, skill and training. You’ll find a trove of essential information in our new eBook, “The Power of Words: The Importance of Defining and Documenting Goals in Patient-Centered Care.”
What You’ll Learn
- Understanding patients on a human level
- The importance of an interdisciplinary approach
- Advance directives, POLST and other forms
- Using the “Who-What” tool to elicit patient goals and preferences
A New Tool
This informative guide includes a Who-What tool called “Who I Am and What I Need” that you can use to help patients get to the heart of how they define themselves and what brings them meaning. The information can be crystalized in a short form included alongside a patient’s medical records. It prompts patients to self-inquire about:
- Key words that describe me
- Defining life experiences or events
- People I consider family
- Things that give my life meaning
- How I like to communicate
Courses on Effective Advance Care Planning
These courses provide a detailed exploration of the core principles and practices of advance care planning. You may purchase an individual course or the entire series for significant savings.
Integrating Advance Care Planning into Your Medical Practice
This course lays out the benefits of advance care planning and each step needed to make it a routine part of care in your medical practice.
Effective Advance Care Planning Fundamentals
This course is designed for everyone who needs to understand and promote advance care planning.
Facilitating an Advance Care Planning Conversation
This course will benefit healthcare providers responsible for facilitating advance care planning conversations.
Billing for Advance Care Planning Conversations
Individuals and organizations will learn about the new codes and explore through case scenarios how to accurately bill Medicare for advance care planning discussions.
Have a question about our courses or group training?
Call us at 760-750-4006.