AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

TH12 - Goals of Care Conversations and Advanced Care Planning: Practical Tips and Skill Building for Effective Communication

Mar 7, 2019 1:30pm ‐ Mar 7, 2019 5:00pm


This session will include discussion and small group communication practice drills facilitated by an interprofessional team of care conversation trainers. This activity will provide insight into a systematic framework for conducting successful goals of care conversations and advanced care planning. The session will discuss “SPIKES” (setting up, perception, invitation, knowledge, emotions, strategy, and summary) as a talking map for delivering serious news and “REMAP” (reframe, expect emotions, mapping the future, align with patient’s values, and plan treatments) as a framework for systematic goals of care conversation.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the significance of advance care planning and goals of care conversations.
  • Identify the need for advance care planning in patients while managing routine health care needs.
  • Apply ”SPIKES” as a talking map for delivering serious news.
  • Formulate communication strategy for goals of care conversations using “REMAP”.


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