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Patient Priorities Care
How does Patient Priorities Care work?
Patient Priorities Care is an approach that involves aligning care among all of a patient’s clinicians with what matters most to that patient—especially older patients who have multiple chronic conditions for whom evidence-based medicine might not exist or be the best choice. It is about understanding each patient’s health outcome goals and health care preferences and ensuring that the care provided is in line with those goals.
ACP Online Curriculum
ACP has developed, in partnership with the Patient Priorities Care team, a highly interactive online curriculum to teach clinicians and other medical team members how to help patients identify their health outcome goals and how to provide care that addresses what matters most to the patient. Incorporating real-life lessons from a pilot project, three independent learning modules use scripts and patient scenarios to build the skills necessary to incorporate Patient Priorities Care in practice.
- Helping Your Patients Identify Their Health Priorities Module CME/MOC
Introduces communication strategies and skills necessary for physicians or other health care team members to partner with patients and their families to identify the patient’s specific, actionable, and realistic health outcome priorities and health care preferences. CE eligible for NPs and nurses.
- Introduction to Patient Priorities–Aligned Decision Making Module CME/MOC
Helps clinicians understand why current disease-based care might not be right for older patients with comorbid conditions and how Patient Priorities Care can align decision making and care with patients’ health priorities.
- Common Challenges in Patient Priorities–Aligned Decision Making Module CME/MOC
Uses a complex patient scenario to identify strategies to overcome typical challenges faced when multiple providers are trying to align care with patients’ health priorities.
In addition to scripts and videos, the modules provide links to key documents related to Patient Priorities Care, including:
- A paper outlining a framework and action steps for providing care to older adults with multiple chronic conditions
- Guides for identifying health priorities for both patients and facilitators
- Useful templates
This work is generously funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.