Building Physician Skills in Basic Advance Care Planning
What You’ll Learn
Authored by Respecting Choices®, this three-course online curriculum is intended to build person-centered advance care planning (ACP) skills. While courses use the POLST framework and provide continuing education for physicians and advanced practitioners only, course content may be useful for health professionals from all disciplines. The courses assist clinicians in identifying practical steps to integrate ACP into their everyday practice, especially for their patients who have not started the planning process.
Each course builds incrementally toward this goal. The first two courses provide foundational skills to introduce ACP, motivate patients to participate, as well as conduct and document these essential conversations. The third course identifies ways for physicians and advanced practitioners to integrate ACP into routine patient care, including billing. Each course includes downloadable tools and resources.
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits :
- Medicine: 2.50 CME
Note: Eligible learners receive ABIM Maintenance of Certification points upon completion of all three courses in the unit.
The continuing education values listed on this page apply to the current term of accreditation for the courses in this unit. See individual course pages for more information about the accrediting bodies.
Basic Advance Care Planning: Introduce and Motivate
Identify the role of physicians and advanced practitioners in introducing patients to ACP.
Basic Advance Care Planning: Guide and Document
Build physicians’ and advanced practitioners’ skills in guiding and documenting ACP conversations.
Beyond the Conversation: Integrating Basic Advance Care Planning into Practice
Ways for physicians and advanced practitioners to integrate and bill for ACP in their practice.