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National Advance Care Planning Day

Apr 16, 2020

Sharon Kaasalainen

Photo above: Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen

 

Today is National Advance Care Planning Day.

Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen of the School of Nursing is an expert in this field. She has evaluated a Conversation Starter Kit tool study for residents (including those with dementia) to discuss Advanced Care Planning with their families and significant others. The tool is designed to support their values and wishes being upheld at end of their life.

Here is a link to her evaluation, which was published online at Innovations in Aging:  

https://academic.oup.com/innovateage/article/3/Supplement_1/S157/5615553

You can find the Conversation Starter Kit tool online here at: 

https://theconversationproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ConversationProject-ConvoStarterKit-English.pdf

 “They have one for COVID now too,” says Kaasalainen. You can find that here:  https://theconversationproject.org/starter-kits/

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