Advance Care Planning: A Workshop Review
Synopsis: Most Americans adults over age 18 have not completed advanced care planning (ACP). Hospice administrators routinely get patients referred to hospice who have not completed ACP! Even though there are many benefits to completing ACP and doing so is free, less than 1 in 3 American adults have done so. Read this resource guide to gain and understanding of ACP and the various types of advance directives that need to be completed by all U.S. adults.
Learning Objectives: After reading this resource guide, you will be able to:
- Explain why U.S. culture is opposed to completing advanced care planning.
- Define advance care directives for health care.
- Define the four major types of advance directives for health care.
- Describe how courts appoint your spokesperson if you have not done so. 5) Explain what you should do with completed advance directives.