Respecting Choices® National Courses
Respecting Choices® (RC) provides and/or supports a variety of learning and networking opportunities through national courses and events.
Perhaps your health system, organization, or community is evaluating evidence-based advance care planning (ACP) programs and you want to experience the RC approach.
Regardless the reason, you will learn, make connections, and be highly satisfied with the knowledge and skills achieved by participating in an RC course or event. Register today and let RC ignite your passion!
National First Steps® Conference
Respecting Choices® (RC) First Steps® (FS) Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the foundation for weaving ACP discussions into person-centered care and preventive healthcare for all adults, such as part of wellness visits. When integrated in the outpatient or community setting, and early in the course of healthcare, FS ACP discussions help to normalize the concept of planning and orient individuals to the importance of regular review and update of written plans.
- First Steps® ACP Design and Implementation
- First Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification
- First Steps® ACP Instructor Certification
Organizations interested in replicating the FS ACP model will find it valuable to send representatives to all 3 days; however, participants are welcome to attend FS ACP Facilitator Certification or Design and Implementation independently, based on their objectives.
National Last Steps® Conference
Advance care planning for individuals with serious, life-limiting illness is complex and challenging. RC Last Steps® (LS) ACP incorporates the nationally recognized Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm program into this stage of planning. Achieving desired outcomes of the POLST program requires a thoughtful approach to implementation strategies and person-centered ACP conversations. The RC LS ACP program’s systematic approach results in an effective and sustainable POLST program.
- Last Steps® ACP Design and Implementation
- Last Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification
- Last Steps® ACP Instructor Certification
Organizations interested in replicating the LS ACP model will find it valuable to send representatives to all 3 days; however, participants are welcome to attend LS ACP Certification or Design and Implementation independently, based on their objectives.
National Share the Experience Conference
RC held the inaugural National Share the Experience (NSTE) in Milwaukee on September 7–10, 2016.
The purpose of the Summit was to provide a national forum for RC stakeholders to share their RC ACP implementation experiences and to gain a deeper understanding of the critical need for healthcare transformation to ensure person-centered care—care that honors an individual’s goals and values for future healthcare.
This conference provided individuals who had found solutions to improving person-centered care, using the RC model, a venue to share their learning with others.
There were so many great stories and the hope was that this event would provide opportunities to learn from a wide variety of groups and individuals who have implemented the RC model.
More than 200 people from 30 states and 3 countries attended the Inaugural NSTE Summit.
The Summit brought together ACP leaders and experts from state and community initiatives, ACP coalitions, and healthcare organizations to collaborate and exchange ideas and strategies focused on bridging the BIG gap between what people want based on their state of health versus what they receive in terms of advanced illness and end-of-life care.
Thanks to all who attended NSTE in 2016. Your participation helped make it a huge success!
Inaugural NSTE Testimonials
“One of the best conferences I have ever been [to]. So much great information to come home with.”
“The conference was great and reflected the huge amount of work which was put into it!! You can all be very proud! I came away with so many notes and ideas to look at incorporating into our projects. I was only sorry that I had to leave Saturday morning and miss that day’s offerings.”
“Congratulations on a phenomenal conference! I can’t express how gratifying it was to see so many people from the movement in one place. Bravo.”
“What a pleasure to attend and participate in the 2016 NSTE in Milwaukee. It was nice to see you and your team as well. Putting “real” faces to names was enjoyable beyond words, one of my highlights. Relationships, right?”
“It truly was one of the very best events I have ever attended, and knowing how hard it is to do a ONE-day event I am totally in AWE of you for doing this massive undertaking!!!”
A second NSTE is planned for 2018—submit a General Contact Form to request more info!