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Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning

Respecting Choices (RC) is an internationally recognized, evidence-based advance care planning (ACP) model of care. We are an innovator and leader in ACP education and systems development.

Respecting Choices coordinated, systematic approach to transforming care (rather than simply developing an advance directive document) has been successfully replicated and returns on investment achieved in diverse communities and cultures worldwide. Our program has been integrated with major healthcare organizations such as Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Dartmouth Hitchcock, and the Wis. Medical Society. The RC model has also been implemented in facilities in Singapore and Australia, and is being used in a five-year, six-country European research study.

Return on investment using the Respecting Choices ACP model of care is multifaceted and aligns with many organizational goals and standards for best practice. The Respecting Choices model also assists organizations in initiating and sustaining best practices to achieve accreditation, certification, 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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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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