Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning

Goals of Care and Advance Care PlanningWelcome to the fourth chapter in the course "Team Based Palliative Care Essentials for Parkinson's Disease". 

This chapter provides an overview of advance care planning and having advance care planning conversations. The goal of this course is to define goals of care, advance care planning and advance directives, identify methods to approach advance care planning with patients and care partners, utilize effective methods to help communicate patient’s wishes to others, and describe how to obtain reimbursement for advance care planning.

After completing this course, feel free to take a break and come back later or move to the next chapter. 





Introduction to Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning

Defining Terms

Approaches Part I - The Basics

Approaches Part II - Conversation Strategies

Approaches Part III - Language to Avoid

Approaches Part IV - Demonstration

Making it Known

Getting Paid

Chapter Four Quiz



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imageThomas Carroll, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine University of Rochester 


Dr. Thomas Carroll is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and then completed his internal medicine training at the University of Rochester where he subsequently served as Chief Resident and completed the fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Carroll practices both general internal medicine and palliative care in the office and hospital settings. He also directs the Advanced Communication Training (ACT) Program (https://act-ur.com/), which seeks to improve patient care by supporting communication excellence among individual clinicians and clinical teams. His interests include communication training, medical education at all stages of training, bioethics, and moral theology.


Parkinson’s Foundation adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

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Welcome to the fourth course in your Team-Based Palliative Care journey. This is course four of ten. You can either register for this individual chapter, or for the entire Team-based Palliative Care Essentials course.

Once you register, you can enter this chapter, download the course materials, watch the educational videos, complete the quiz, and move to the next chapter.