Helping seniors make end-of-life wishes known

In September, the Advance Care Planning group published conversation guide, titled “Making Your Health Care Wishes Known,”  to help community members and providers begin ACP conversations.

Earlier in August, the group published an issue brief, Advance Care Planning: Tying a Community Perspective to the National Conversation, and a Health Affairs blog, Using Community Input To Improve Advance Care Planning.

Furthermore, during the previous year, the workgroup conducted a literature review and hosted four consumer and two inpatient provider focus groups to learn about attitudes, experiences, and challenges to ACP from patient and provider perspectives. The policy brief summarized key findings from these studies and suggested policy recommendations to overcome ACP challenges.