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Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning

Transforming Person-Centered Care

Respecting Choices (RC) is an internationally recognized, evidence-based model of advance care planning (ACP) that creates a healthcare culture of person-centered care; care that honors an individual’s goals and values for current and future healthcare.

Respecting Choices coordinated, systematic approach to ACP has been successfully replicated in diverse communities and cultures worldwide and integrated into major healthcare organizations such as

-   Kaiser Permanente of Northern California
-   Dartmouth Hitchcock
-   Wisconsin Medical Society

The Respecting Choices model also assists organizations in achieving accreditation and certification, and meeting legal and regulatory requirements.

Why implement RC in your Hospital?

Respecting Choices helps to achieve the Triple Aim for patients who use the most health services and need the most support.


How do I get started?

Gaining adequate leadership support is critical.Use our leadership engagement tools for making a case with leaders and stakeholders.

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We guide organizations and communities worldwide to effectively implement and sustain evidence-based advance care planning systems. 

To transform healthcare culture by integrating and disseminating best practices in advance care planning. 

Respecting Choices is owned and operated by Gundersen Health System, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in La Crosse, WI, USA.
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