There is an unmet need for early, high quality, and well-documented conversations about goals of care between patients with serious illnesses and their primary care providers. Colchester Family Medicine, as part of the University of Vermont Medical Group, is implementing a program to train its providers in structured goals of care conversations for patients with serious illnesses. However, there remains a need to prepare patients for these difficult conversations and provide appropriate resources. This project created a SmartPhrase to provide to patients, containing language and resources to help them prepare for serious illness conversations.
Colchester Family Medicine
Advance directive, Advance Care Planning, Serious Illness Conversation, End of life, Colchester, Vermont
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Thompson-Martin, Laura, "Preparing Patients and Providers for Serious Illness Conversations" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 417.