The Disconnect Between the Advance Care Planning Needs of the Healthcare System and the Needs of Patients – GeriPal – 11 December 2012

Posted on January 2, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Patient Participation |

The Disconnect Between the Advance Care Planning Needs of the Healthcare System and the Needs of Patients – GeriPal – 11 December 2012

Extract:

“In the spirit of patient empowerment, we have created a website called PREPARE that may address some gaps that currently available advance care planning materials do not fill. For instance, PREPARE is designed to empower people, through video demonstration, HOW to identify their values, how to communicate their values, how to asks physicians questions, and how to make informed medical decisions that are aligned with their values and beliefs. PREPARE is designed to be completed outside of the medical environment, is written at a 5th-grade reading level, includes videos that model behavior, helps people engage in a step-by-step process of advance care planning, and will be made available for free.

PREPARE will launch January 4th, 2013.”

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