This session will review the components of the Serious Illness Program, an evidence-based, patient tested, structured approach to serious illness conversation. Participants will practice using the serious illness conversation guide and will receive feedback and advice for implementing the technique in patient care.
Recognize the need for a systematic evidence-based approach to discussing goals and values with seriously ill patients.
Describe the seven steps of the Serious Illness Conversation.
Demonstrate use of the Serious Illness Communication Guide to elicit preferences and patient goals of care.
Provide feedback related to observed skills/techniques that facilitate exploratory conversations with patients and family members.