End-of-Life Care Program

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End-of-Life Care Program Director

E-mail Rebecca

914.395.2316

End-of-Life Care Program's Advance Care Planning for Primary Care Practitioners

Dignity in Health Care at All Ages and Stages of Life

Sarah Lawrence College’s End-of-Life Care Program aims to create a new culture of medical care around end-of-life issues. The program addresses the growing need for information, tools, and analysis on topics such as Advance Care Planning, palliative care, and caregiving as they relate to patients, health care professionals, caregivers, and the general public.

Advance Care Planning Certificate

Get the Training You Need and Provide the Person-Centered Care You Envision for Your Patients

Whether it’s an add-on to the Annual Wellness Visit or a separate appointment, your patients can benefit from the evidence-based approach that Sarah Lawrence College End-of-Life Care Program's Advance Care Planning for Primary Care Practitioners teaches, helping you to make Advance Care Planning conversations a normal part of the patient-centered care you provide.

10,000 baby boomers age into Medicare every day and every one of them is eligible for the Annual Wellness Visit, under both original Medicare and Medicare B. There is no copay or deductible for your patients if the Advance Care Planning conversation is offered as an add-on to the Annual Wellness Visit. Additionally, your practice staff can support patients through “Incident To” Medicare B reimbursement.

Advance Care Planning for Primary Care Practitioners can teach you the skills you need to provide the patient care you want to give—and that your patients want, as well. Recent research has shown that patients want their primary care practitioners to:

  • Start Advance Care Planning conversations early, before a life-limiting illness
  • Explain why Advance Care Planning is important
  • Have Advance Care Planning forms to share
  • Have staff that can help with Advance Care Planning forms

Read the Conversation Stoppers and Conversation Starters reports to learn more.