Respecting Choices National Share the Experience Summit

Report from the Kaiser Permanente-Supported Summit on Advance Care Planning Redesign


More than 200 people from 30 states and three countries attended the inaugural Respecting respecting-choices_coverChoices® National Share the Experience Summit. A diverse assemblage of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, researchers, professors, policy change advocates, and other Advance Care Planning (ACP) leaders gathered to discuss barriers and solutions for transforming the way health care is delivered in the United States. Discussion focused on:

  • ACP system redesign that promotes improved person-centered care
  • Strategies to overcome ACP challenges in creating ACP systems that transform person-centered care
  • Research findings to assist with redesign of ACP systems to improve person-centered care

The Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy was proud to sponsor the summit, themed “Advance Care Planning Redesign: Transforming Person-Centered Care.” A number of Kaiser Permanente representatives are members of the Respecting Choices® faculty, and as the largest health care system implementing Respecting Choices, Kaiser Permanente is committed to leading the way in transforming care.

During the summit, the Kaiser Permanente – Northern California team was the recipient of the Excellence in System Redesign Award. This award recognizes innovative leadership and strong system-wide champions in the implementation of all three stages of planning. The Northern California team has demonstrated the ability to disseminate effective and sustainable implementation across a large multicultural health care system.

Click here for the complete report and agenda from the Respecting Choices® National Share the Experience Summit.

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