A Humanistic Approach to Advance Illness Planning for Families
Many health insurers struggle to help their most vulnerable members in times of advanced illness. Too often patients don’t receive the care they want because they aren’t comfortable talking about their priorities and values with physicians and family members.
Vital Decisions specializes in Advance Care Planning Behavioral Science, offering a Personal Advanced Illness Decision Making Program customized for individuals — integrating technology, interpersonal and family interventions.
Member Experience: Quality Outcomes
Individual demonstrates intrinsic motivation to participate in Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Individual identifies quality of life values, preferences, trade-offs if health worsens
Individual communicates with family so values are known and medical decisions can be made reflecting their values, especially when unable to speak for themselves
Individual/family are interacting with physicians and health system so the care they receive is in line with personal values
Individual/family have a decision making process in place that is being applied as preferences and/or medical situation changes