Reimagining Advance Care Planning
Wednesday, October 28th
About the Session
Advance care planning can mean so many different things to different people, including anything from naming a medical decision maker to managing treatment options. These are elements of advance care planning that can and are used at different times and for different purposes throughout anyone’s care, and especially for people facing serious illness. For years, there have been huge efforts to get advance directives completed and part of medical records, but these forms only measure part of the advance care planning process. If our goal is increasing access to the right care at the right time, aligned with patient preferences, are there other ways to get us there? This Lab will be framed to discuss how we can shape and apply advance care planning in the future and how we can better track the outcomes most important to support patient shared decision making.
Senior Scientist; Palliative Care Physician
Ariadne Labs; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness