Written by Cari Borenko Hoffmann, Project Coordinator, Advance Care Planning

Join us at the Patient Experience Conference November 8th as we learn about advance care planning together through interactive collaboration, information sharing, and discussion.

Are you passionate about ensuring the care you provide your patients is concordant with their wishes?

Are you eager to understand more about serious illness conversations, medical orders for scope of treatment, and the overarching process of advance care planning?

Delivery of goal-concordant care is a major quality indicator and core to advance care planning.

Join us at the Patient Experience Conference on November 8 from 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. as we learn together through interactive collaboration, information sharing, and discussion to promote:

  • Common understanding and clarity of the legalities of consent, incapacity planning tools, and medical orders for scope of treatment and how these forms, tools, and laws can and should work together
  • Discovery of the available suite of resources and tools, such as Serious Illness Conversation Guide, and the Fraser Health Core Elements and SPEAK*, to support streamlining workflow so nursing, social work, physician, and all other allied health professionals’ roles and responsibilities are clearer
  • Cross-pollination and the sharing of innovative processes happening throughout Fraser Health
  • Capacity and connections to continue to move advance care planning forward

The goal for the session is to bring together like-minded people and more confidently define advance care planning and how it fits with tools, laws, policies and forms, so the care a patient receives is concordant with their wishes.

Advance care planning session speakers:

  • Scott Brolin, Executive Director, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care and Queen's Park Care Centre
  • Cari Borenko Hoffmann, BA BSW RSW Regional Coordinator, Advance Care Planning, Fraser Health; Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Charlie Chen, MD, CCFP-PC, Med Program Director, Palliative Medicine Residency Programs, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Dept of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Representatives from the Cardiac Network

Learn more about the conference and abstract submission guidelines.

Contact PtExConference@frasehealth.ca  if you have any questions.

*SPEAK.  Determine if the adult patient has S: a substitute decision maker; P preferences for medical decision making; E recorded expressed wishes; A written an advance directive; K accurate understanding of medical conditions, treatment options, risks and benefits.


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