The University of Colorado is leading the way in providing innovative ideas and resources for advance care planning.

 

Advance Care Planning Group Medical Visits

UCHealth now offers Advance Care Planning Group Medical Visits for patients. The group visits are run by experts in the field of advance care planning and provide attendees with the unique opportunity to learn more about advance care planning and receive the resources to complete their documents. The group visits also act as a time to have an open discussion with peers about questions and concerns related to advance care planning.

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Medical Durable Power of Attorney in the UCHealth My Health Connection

UCHealth now offers patients the opportunity to complete their Medical Durable Power of Attorney (MDPOA) through the My Health Connection portal. This important document is then uploaded directly into the patient’s medical record and is available to providers within the UCHealth system if ever the need should arise. This work was funded by The Colorado Health Foundation, in partnership with UCHealth. If you are a UCHealth patient, see this video about tools in the patient portal.

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Advance Care Planning Certification Training

Through a Denver Hospice-University of Colorado community-academic partnership, we created and offer training for community members who desire to learn more about advance care planning conversations for themselves and fellow Coloradans (funded by The Colorado Health Foundation).

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Starting in 2018, we are funded by the Next Fifty Initiative to expand the program to support advance care planning conversations among older LGBT Coloradans.  Click here for more information about upcoming training classes.

“I’m excited to use the website as a pre-meeting tool for participants to look over and get acquainted with prior to an advance care planning discussion.”

– An Advance Care Planning Guide volunteer