Respecting Choices First Steps® ACP Training
October 17-19, 2017
First Steps® Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the foundation for weaving ACP discussions into the routine of good patient care and preventive healthcare for all adults. When integrated in the outpatient or community setting, and early in the course of healthcare, First Steps discussions help to normalize the concept of planning, and orient individuals to the importance of regular review and update of written plans. Organizations interested in replicating the First Steps ACP model will find it valuable to send representatives to all three days; however, participants are welcome to attend First Steps Facilitator Certification or Design and Implementation independently, based on their objectives.
"I am a former pediatrician, retrained in adult palliative medicine and working full time in that capacity. I do the Respecting Choices conversations on this campus with adult patients and have been very happy with it. In the unexpected turn my life has taken in the past couple of years (from pediatrics to geriatrics), I am now having these conversations with families of adult patients with dementia, COPD, CHF, and renal failure. We use Respecting Choices with our adult patients extensively and very effectively. I'm amazed, even after many years of experience honing communication skills with families, how useful this tool has been to help me explore the tough questions with patients and families."
— Jennifer Cohen, MD, Palliative Care, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose, CA
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