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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Challenges and Opportunities of Advance Care Planning: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26119.
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Appendix A

Statement of Task

An ad hoc planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will organize and host a 1-day public workshop that will explore the current state of advance care planning (ACP) and examine the role of effective communication across the lifespan about the care and treatment preferences of patients facing serious illness. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include ways to

  • Improve communication between clinicians and patients and their families,
  • Coordinate ACP discussions across care transitions,
  • Achieve and measure goal-concordant care,
  • Assess the impact of effective ACP on patient outcomes and health care spending,
  • Incorporate ACP in electronic health records,
  • Overcome challenges with health literacy and cultural competency, and
  • Educate and involve younger generations in ACP.

The planning committee will develop the agenda for the workshop, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. A proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Challenges and Opportunities of Advance Care Planning: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26119.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Challenges and Opportunities of Advance Care Planning: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26119.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Challenges and Opportunities of Advance Care Planning: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26119.
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Advance Care Planning(ACP)has long been a staple of caring for people with serious illness. Over its history, it has been defined in different ways. Clinicians, researchers, patients, and the public have developed a variety of perspectives about the many aspects of ACP, ranging from the definition to the timing, goals, outcomes, and value of ACP.

To better understand the challenges and opportunities for ACP, acknowledge and highlight divergent viewpoints, and examine what is empirically known and not known about ACP and its outcomes, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness hosted a virtual public workshop, Advance Care Planning: Challenges and Opportunities, on October 26 and November 2, 2020. The workshop explored the paradox of ACP, its evidence base, ways to think differently about ACP, and various approaches to making it more effective.This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the presentations and discussions from that workshop.

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