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Action Period 3: WHY

How to engage patients and families in goals of care conversations

March 30 - June 6, 2022


  1. Highlight the importance of implementing a model for including Advance Care Planning
  2. Improve Clinical Communication Skills
  3. Utilize a variety of tools and modalities to facilitate the goals of care conversations
  4. Difference between an advance directive and POLST


Caring Conversations

Beth Bertolini, RN, MMH, HEC-C

Palliative Care Nurse, Morristown Medical Center


Understanding POLST

Cathy Stevens, DNP, RN, APN-C, CNN
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Chilton Medical Center


Understanding Advance Directives

Jessamyn Tabakin, MSW, LSW, ACHP-SW
Palliative Care Social Worker, Overlook Medical Center


WHY we have these conversations: A model for successful goals of care conversations

Brenda Matti-Orozco, MD
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine & Palliative Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Medical Director, The Nancy & Skippy Weinstein Inpatient Hospice & Palliative Care Center




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