Promoting Excellence : Communication Goals for Clinicians

Communication Goals for Clinicians

A chart listing three stages of care of the ALS patient, with respective ethical points, communication points and decision-making points for each stage.

Educational Tools - Clinician Education

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair

Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
[email protected]

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
Used by the clinician as a guide for communicating with the ALS patient and family during the three stages of the disease regarding the ethical issues at each stage as well as communication points to be made and areas of decision-making.

advance care plan, decision-making, preferences, values, communication, ethics, advance directives, SPIKEs

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.

Produced by the ALS Workgroup.

To view this tool:
ALS Appendix C, p 13 (pdf PDF 1.3 MB / 87 pages)

Posted March 10, 2005

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