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.
- 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
- 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: