Are you interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator?

Here's what you can expect.

 

Role of an ACP Facilitator:

The Advance Care Planning (ACP) facilitator assists individuals with the advance care planning process. In one-on-one meetings or group settings, the facilitator helps people:

  • Explore experiences and faith, cultural and/or personal beliefs that may inform their wishes for future medical care, including end-of-life preferences,
  • Make decisions about their wishes for future medical care, including end-of-life preferences,
  • Identify a health care agent (someone who can make decisions for them if they cannot speak for themselves),
  • Communicate their wishes to loved ones,
  • Write down their wishes in an advance directive, and
  • Ensure that their advance directive is documented in their medical record and reviewed periodically.

The ACP facilitator curriculum was developed by Respecting Choices®. Honoring Choices® Idaho helps to disseminate the Respecting Choices® model in Idaho, in clinical settings and the community.

Responsibilities

  • Meet certification requirements by completing 3-6-hours of online education and attending a one-day training session
  • Conduct individual or group ACP facilitations and commit to conducting at 2-4 facilitations per month
  • Collect survey and activity data

Qualifications

  • An individual with an interest and enthusiasm for communicating the benefits of advance care planning. Strong ability to listen actively and remain value-neutral. A clinical background is not necessary.
  • Facilitation skills in one-on-one or small group settings
  • Organizational skills, flexibility and reliability
  • Willingness to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate as a team member
  • Have your own advance directive or willingness to go through the process

Support for Facilitators

  • Ongoing mentoring is provided for facilitators (in person and via webinars)
  • Community facilitators are invited to participate in the Honoring Choices® Idaho Community Advisory Council

Please contact Honoring Choices® Idaho if you are interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator:

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