Basic Advance Care Planning: Introduce and Motivate

What You’ll Learn

The purpose of this module is to identify the role of physicians and advanced practitioners in introducing patients to basic ACP and motivating them to participate.

At the completion of this online module, physicians and advanced practitioners will be able to:

  1. Identify opportunities to introduce basic ACP in their practice for patients who have not started, or engaged in, the planning process
  2. Use communication skills and motivational strategies to increase patient participation in basic ACP
  3. Create a follow up plan for patients to have ongoing ACP conversations and complete their advance directive

NOTE: While physicians earn AMA PRA Category 1 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: 1.00 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: 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.

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