Basic Advance Care Planning: Guide and Document

What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn to:

  1. Guide a basic advance care planning (ACP) conversation with patients and their health care agents
  2. Assist patients and their health care agents in discussing the three purposes of basic ACP
  3. Help patients create a written advance directive that reflects their goals, values, and preferences

NOTE: While physicians earn AMA PRA Category 0.50 Credits™ upon successful completion of this course, ABIM MOC points are awarded only upon completion of all three courses in the ACP unit.

This course was created with generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and includes downloadable tools and resources.

What You’ll Earn

CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:

  • Medicine: 0.50 CME

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Anthony Back, MD. Co-founder, VitalTalk, Co-director, University of Washington Center for Excellence in Palliative Care.

Julie Goldstein, MD. Advance Care Planning Coordinator, Advocate Health Care Chair, POLST Illinois Committee of Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Tae Joon Lee, MD. Medical Director, Palliative Care and Hospice Vidant Medical Center.

Jessica Martinson, MS. Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development, Washington State Medical Association (WSMA).

Phillip Rodgers, MD, FAAHPM. Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Director, Adult Palliative Medicine Clinical Programs University of Michigan.

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact or 212-201-2674.

The Courses

Basic Advance Care Planning: Introduce and Motivate

Identify the role of physicians and advanced practitioners in introducing patients to ACP.

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.

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