The Advance Care Planning Respecting Choices© training program is a specialized course to prepare health care professionals and community leaders to facilitate advance care planning discussions. This nationally recognized program was developed by Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation (LaCrosse, Wisconsin) and is endorsed by The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care. The Respecting Choices© program takes a comprehensive approach to train participants to facilitate advance care planning discussions, generate dialogue about informed end of life care decisions, and work within their organizations to promote an environment supporting these efforts. Individuals who become ACP facilitators will use the information, ideas, methods and materials to:
- Facilitate advance care planning for individuals and small groups;
- Make presentations about advance care planning to community groups;
- Educate staff about advance care planning and the use of advance directives;
- Assist with the development and management of advance care planning systems and practices.
Please use the End of Life Resource Locator to review the list of certified instructors in North and South Carolina. They are available to conduct facilitator training for your group. To schedule a training session, contact one of the instructors in your area.
Or, you may call Tracy Forman at email@example.com in our South Carolina Office at 803.791.4220.
Funding for this initiative comes from grants from The Duke Endowment and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community-State Partnership to Improve End of Life Care.