Promoting Excellence : Steps in Advance Care Planning

Instrument Name:
Sutter VNA & Hospice:  Steps in Advance Care Planning
A list of twelve steps with rationale and example, for clinicians to use when planning advance care with a patient.

Clinical Care Tools – Advance Care Planning

Sutter VNA and Hospice
1900 Powell St, Suite 300
Emeryville CA 94608

Brad Stuart M.D.
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument: 
Clinicians were asked to review this sheet before discussing advance care plans with patients.
advance care plan, advance directives, decision-making, preferences, care plan

To use this tool: 
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Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

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