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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For clinicians – here is a working version of an implementation guide

Please view the videos below for a summary of how Advance Care Planning (ACP) Medical Group Visits work

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 offered 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).

RELATE is an ideal model of interaction. It includes relationship-centered communication skills designed to be adaptable and transferable to a variety of settings and situations.

Watch this short video to learn more about how to RELATE in your advance care planning conversation.  

*Currently, we are not offering any upcoming trainings but please check back as we will be posting any additional training opportunities here.

Advance Care Planning Update

Dr. Hillary Lum presented a 10 minute update on Advance Care Planning Innovations in November 2021 at the Annual Beeson Meeting:

Click Here to view the video recording.

Click Here to view the PowerPoint Presentation.

“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