The VNA Advance Care Planning team focuses on advocating patient’s wishes in regards to their health care. Advance care planning is an important step for any patient dealing with a disease or ailment to identify their health care goals. The VNA Advance Care Planning team consists of an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and licensed clinical counselor.
The advance care planning team works with VNA patients to discuss goals of care and ensure that each patient understands all the health care options that are available to them. In addition to identifying goals of care, the advance care planning team will ensure that patients have an advance directive in place, which outlines what type of care a patient would like to receive in the event he or she is unable to speak for themself.