(May 29, 2020) – The American Hospital Association has released a new resource, Proactive Care Planning and Respecting the Patient and Family Choice
, that provides clinical teams with a plan, scripts and tips on what matters most to each patient and honors the preferences of the patient and family. The resource is designed for inpatient and outpatient providers. Proactively asking patients about the type of care they prefer, should they become severely ill, helps address their uncertainty as well as that of their family members. AHA also has other scripting tools and resources
to assist providers with patient and family engagement during COVID-19.