Conversation Ready: Advance Care Planning at BIDMC
At BIMDC we want to provide care that's right for you at every stage of your life, from birth to death and at many points in between.
To help us do this, BIDMC is working on becoming "Conversation Ready." We are one of ten national Pioneers working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to improve how we — and health systems across the country — provide care when people are very sick or near the end of their lives.
But we can't do this alone. We need to work together with patients and family members, like you, to get this right.
- Reach out to our patients about what matters most to them regarding end-of-life care
- Record those wishes and preferences in the medical record
- Retrieve that information from the medical record if/when it's needed, and thereby...
- Respect our patients' wishes and preferences