Infographic: Focus on advance care planning

Health care providers play a crucial role when patients are considering their options.


Remember the three P’s of advance directives: partner, plan, protect.

Those represent the ways your health care organization can support patients dealing with a terminal illness and fulfill their desired framework for handling it.

The following infographic from Emmi Solutions offers insight about this process that can help focus your communication efforts in a way to better accommodate patients, while raising the awareness of the staff members who interact with them. Highlights include:

  • The accuracy of doctors’ knowledge regarding their patients’ wishes
  • The percentage of patients who want advance directives
  • The obstacles preventing patients from having their say
  • Preferences regarding the extent and quality of care

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