Our current healthcare system is fragmented and in need of transformation. Care is inequitably delivered and too often incongruent with patient preferences. Advance care planning conversations lay the foundation for person-centered, family-focused, culturally congruent, goal-concordant quality care. Although ideally occurring over a lifetime, advance care planning conversations are an essential element of primary palliative care and especially important for those who are seriously ill. Social workers have the clinical background to provide nuanced, advance-care planning conversations and are often well-positioned to offer leadership in developing advance care planning programs within their organizations. This interactive workshop will explore best practices in advance care planning with a focus on the social work role. Advance care planning tools and resources will be provided.
Completion of this class will result in the receipt of 3 continuing education hours.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.