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

Sourcebook : Improving Care for the End of Life : 5.7 Steps to Improve Advance Care Planning

Some organizations have managed to improve advance care planning despite limited resources and funding. For instance, New York's Coney Island Hospital found a volunteer who led a focused effort to improve advance care planning on one unit. Through his efforts, 13 health care proxy documents were completed in a two-month period.

Other ways to improve advance care planning include:

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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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