Did you know:
- 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important but only 27% have.
- 82% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing but only 23% have actually done it.
Maybe it is the time to say, “The time to change this is now.” Having trained First Steps® Advance Care Planning Facilitators at your facility or within your organization demonstrates your commitment to providing the care or service that reflects the values, goals, and preferences of the individuals and families you serve.
Respecting Choices® First Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification is designed for social workers, nurses, clergy, physicians and others who want to assist adults age 18 and older identify the importance of advance care planning (ACP), reflect on their personal values and beliefs, and communicate their care preferences for when they are unable to do so for themselves. This training is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to facilitate advance care planning discussions with any adult. It is not designed for individuals to become advance care planning facilitator instructors. There are 6.75 continuing education units/hours for nurses and social workers available for the face-to-face training. Contact hours are also available for the online modules and continuing education units. The attached brochure provides more information about registration and the pre-course work requirement.
Dates and Location
- Dickinson: October 5th – Registrations due September 22nd.
- Grand Forks: November 2nd – Registration due October 19th.
A minimum of 12 registrants is required to hold the training events.
Either submit your registration form or me regarding your intent to register as early as possible.
Sally May, Program Coordinator
Honoring Choices North Dakota
41 36th Avenue NW
Minot, ND 58703
Do not hesitate to share this invitation with others in your organization and community as appropriate. Have a question? Give me a call.