Clinicians and Health Systems
You can see definitions for Patient Priorities Care terms here.
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Overview and training
- From Disease-Centered to Patient Priorities Care
A brief presentation providing background on how Patient Priorities Care was developed and what it entails.
- Patient Priorities Care Online Training Modules for Clinicians – Coming Soon
Check back soon for three newly developed training modules that will prepare clinicians to implement Patient Priorities Care in practice. One module will prepare members of the health care team to elicit patient’s health priorities and the other two modules will address challenges and strategies for implementing the approach. Medical and nursing continuing education will be available with these modules. Launch anticipated by the end of 2018.
Implementing Patient Priorities Care
- Patients Who Could Benefit from Patient Priorities Care
While appropriate for everyone, Patient Priorities Care is particularly suited for older adults managing multiple conditions and navigating multiple clinicians. Read more about who receives the most benefit from Patient Priorities Care.
- Script for Inviting Patient to Participate in Patient Priorities Care
This script can be used by members of the healthcare team to explain why Patient Priorities Care is helpful to patients, caregivers and clinical staff.
- Conversation Guide and Manual for Identifying Patients’ Health Priorities
A guide for member of the healthcare team who will help patients identify and communicate their health priorities, which includes their core life values, health outcome goals and healthcare preferences.
- Conversation Guide for Patients and Caregivers for Identifying Their Health Priorities (accompanies the Conversation Guide)
This is the guide that accompanies the conversation guide and manual for identifying health priorities – see link under Patients and Caregivers for more information.
- Patient Priorities Care Health Priorities Template
This template is created as a result of the health priorities identification process. It documents the patient’s identified health priorities and the Specific Ask – the “one thing” in their healthcare and treatments that they would like to focus on so that they can do more of a desired activity. It is meant to be embedded in the EHR and can be transmitted in other methods.
- Condensed Conversation Guide for Identifying Patient Priorities (Specific Ask) in the Ambulatory Setting
The Specific Ask is the one thing the patient most wants to focus on in their healthcare. This abbreviated guide is most appropriate when going through the patient health priorities identification process isn’t feasible. This guide provides a few questions for clinicians to use with patients to get to the Specific Ask.
- Condensed Conversation Guide for Identifying Patient Priorities (Specific Ask) in the Hospital setting
The Specific Ask is the one thing the patient most wants to focus on in their healthcare during their hospitalization and post-hospitalization period. This guide provides a few questions for clinicians to use with patients to get to the Specific Ask.
- Documentation in the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
These are phrases the clinician can use to document time spent with the patient discussing health priorities and can help support billing.
- Key Strategies for Patient Priorities Aligned Decision-Making
These strategies were developed through actual clinical practice scenarios and help clinicians translate patients’ health priorities into treatment options and supports patient priorities-aligned decision-making and care.