The population of the United States is aging. With it, the need for palliative care – improving the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses – is increasing. Health care systems around the country need to revise the processes involved in helping patients think about health care decisions they may have in the future.
Skilled facilitators can enhance advanced care planning by engaging those who are close to the patient so they understand, support, and follow the plans that are made. It is vital to provide OSF HealthCare clinicians with the tools, education, and practice to develop these important conversations.
This course is intended for Continuing Education Credit (CME/ONA).