The Serious Illness Conversation Guide is a tool that helps clinicians understand their patients’ goals and values and incorporate them in clinical decision-making. The person-centered questions in the guide explore:
- A patient’s understanding of their illness,
- their preferences for information,
- their personal goals,
- their fears and worries, as well as their sources of strength,
- the abilities they find most important to their daily life and the tradeoffs they are willing to take for the possibility of more time, and
- how much the people who matter to the patient know about their wishes.
Participants will gain communication skills using the Serious Illness Conversation Guide through a practice-based approach that involves both independent and group learning. Participants will:
- Explore the importance of serious illness conversations and how they can result in better care for people who are seriously ill.
- Outline the evidence that links the Serious Illness Care Program to outcomes that support the quadruple aim of health care.
- Experience the Serious Illness Conversation Guide as part of a structured approach for ensuring the delivery of serious illness conversations.
- Practice the communication skills necessary to use the Serious Illness Conversation Guide, receive feedback to improve those skills, and integrate these skills into your practice.
This training is free to Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest health care program participants through December 2023. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for promo code.
For non-partners, the cost is $425 for non-prescribers and $575 for prescribers + Eventbrite fees. Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.
For a list of our upcoming trainings, please visit our Events & Activities page.
For questions, please contact Mitha Wardhani by email or (206) 577-1825.
The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined ineligible company, also known as a commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Washington State Hospital Association. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The WSMA designates this Other activity (blended learning from enduring material, live course and practice conversation) for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Contact Hours
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17702 for 4.75 Contact Hours.