Advance Care Planning (ACP) has emerged as an important component of quality healthcare discussions, shared decision making, and satisfaction related to end-of-life care. However, ACP is not a one-size-fits-all concept. The level of facilitation a patient and family need and deserve is dependent on the patient's diagnosis, prognosis, state of illness, and personal goals and values.
Respecting Choices has developed a unique and effective approach to planning for patients with advanced illness and their families called Next Steps. Next Steps is an evidence-based, disease specific advance care planning (DSACP) intervention proven to be a valuable service to complement disease management coordination. It is a proactive and timely planning opportunity offered to patients with advanced illness as they begin to experience complications, functional, or other triggers of decline.
In this on-demand Webinar, the speakers will explore the history and development of the DSACP program with research and quality improvement outcomes. They will describe the elements of this in-depth planning discussion and facilitator training components, and will share their lessons and strategies for successful clinical implementation of the Next Steps program.
Linda Briggs, MS, MA, RN
Linda is the Associate Director of Respecting Choices and co-developer of the Next Steps intervention. She has been involved in DSACP research, clinical implementation, and facilitator certification development.
Sandy Schellinger, RN MSN NP-C
Sandy led the successful implementation the Next Steps intervention in a large healthcare system and is a Respecting Choices National Faculty member.
Both provide consultation and education to other organizations interested in implementing the Next Steps program.
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