Improving Care for the End of Life, Online Edition The Palliative Care Policy Center

Sourcebook : 5.5 Educate Clinicians and Community Leaders about Effective Advance Care Planning : 5.5.3 Case Study - Community Hospitals of Indianapolis

Hoping to enable patients to make advance care plans long before they arrived in an acute care setting, Community Hospitals of Indianapolis developed a four-hour training program for parish nurses and pastors designed to:

Previous attendees receive information about upcoming sessions. The group has also developed a resource guide on end-of-life issues for parish nurses and pastors. The guide features print and Internet resources about state regulations regarding advance directives, social services information, and other materials. The success of this program inspired another large health care system to tailor the materials for sessions in its communities.

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This online version of the book Improving Care for the End of Life: A Sourcebook for Health Care Managers and Clinicians is provided with permission of Americans for Better Care of the Dying [ www.abcd-caring.org ] and Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

For further information on quality improvement in end-of-life care visit The Palliative Care Policy Center [ www.medicaring.org ].

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