HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Starting the conversation about Advance Care Planning (ACP) with your patients can be tough, but taking that step can give them hope and put them at ease for whatever may lie ahead. Providers are integral members of an ACP team, helping to invite patients to meet with a certified ACP facilitator. Here is what this can look like in your clinic.
To assist you in helping your patients to plan for the future, Honoring Choices® Idaho has assembled a multitude of resources for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other health care professionals in Idaho.
What do Idahoans want at the end of their life?
The 2018 Idaho Survey: Personal Preferences at End-of-Life Report shows what Idahoans want in regards to communicating wishes, compassionate care and meaning and Spirituality.
Want to learn more about billing for ACP?
CAPC has developed a Dementia Toolkit for providers to make the case for improving dementia care, implementing quality improvement, and training clinicians from all disciplines to better support people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Our Research Library offers health care providers a useful list of published research articles and media reports related to advance care planning.
One of the key findings in the highly acclaimed Institute of Medicine Report: Dying in America points out that frequent conversations need to occur between clinicians and the patient to avoid treatment that patient does not desire. This includes conversations that include end-of-life goals, values and informed preferences on options available. The report identifies that conversations should be initiated by clinicians to ensure that decisions made by family and patients can be understood and well-informed. (Read synopsis in the New York Times.)
Thank you for making a difference for your patients every day, and for assisting your patients with making informed and personal health care choices.