Respecting Choices

Online Curriculum


Do you feel prepared to have advance care planning (ACP) conversations with individuals and their families? Do you want to learn more about how to help people make informed future healthcare choices?

Respecting Choices® (RC) has the tools to help you.

Our affordable online curriculum teaches time-tested ways of preparing people to facilitate meaningful and effective ACP conversations.

Building Physician Skills in Basic ACP – Online Course

This three-module online curriculum is intended to build person-centered advance care planning (ACP) skills of physicians and advanced practitioners. The overall goal of this curriculum is to assist physicians in identifying practical steps to integrate basic ACP into their everyday practice, especially for patients who have not started the planning process. Each module builds incrementally toward this goal. Modules 1 and 2 provide foundational skills to introduce ACP, motivate patients to participate, and guide and document these essential conversations. Module 3 identifies several key strategies for integrating ACP into the routines of patient care, including ACP billing.

CME certificate is awarded at the end of each module. Module 1 offers 1 credit, Module 2 offers 0.5 credit, and Module 3 offers 1 credit, or a total of 2.5 credits for all three. Upon competition of all three modules, MOC information will be sent to the Respecting Choices accreditor, Wisconsin Medical Society, to report MOC credit.

RC ACP Facilitator Certification—Online Curriculum:
  • First Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification Online Curriculum (Modules 1-4)*
  • Next Steps ACP Facilitator Certification Online Curriculum (Modules 1-4 and Modules 5-6)*
  • Last Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification Online Curriculum (Modules 1-4 and Module 5)*

*Physicians requesting CME should purchase the CME Accredited ACP Facilitator Online Curriculum (for Physicians) retail product (includes Modules 1-6). Non-physicians requesting CME should purchase the ACP Facilitator Online Curriculum (for Non-Physicians requiring CME) retail product (includes Modules 1-6).

For individuals interested in completing RC online modules without pursuing RC ACP Facilitator certification, the following retail products are available:

Online Modules

After completion of each online module and the evaluation, you will receive access to print a continuing education (CE) certificate specific to the online module completed. Visit our Continuing Education page for more details, such as accreditation statements and disclosures.

Additional Education/Recommended Reading included with the online modules

RC is committed to providing high quality, evidence-based ACP education. The Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning Facilitator Certification Manual: A Guide to Person-Centered Conversations includes up-to date future references for ongoing education related to the modules content. Individual sections of the manual will be available as recommended readings throughout the modules.

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