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ACP Decisions is a non-profit foundation with a mission to empower patients to make informed medical decisions by engaging in shared decision making with their healthcare providers.
make a difference.
Get access to our content that will help you make informed medical decisions that best align with your wishes.
Efficiently provide advanced care planning services and improve the quality of end-of-life care with our content.
Create patient-centered ecosystems of care through the use of our evidence-based video decision tools.
Available in 20 Languages
Communicate with diverse populations using cultural and linguistic appropriate resources and advance care planning videos featuring native speakers.More
Engage with Multimedia Tools
Empower patients to have advance care planning conversations with engaging multimedia tools.More
Overcome Health Literacy Barriers
Limited health literacy is associated with poor health and higher healthcare costs. Use professionally developed video decision aids to help your patient population optimally navigate their health care.More
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Talking to Your Doctor
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Our advance care planning tools are evidence based
The efficacy of our video decision aids has been shown in nearly twenty clinical trials involving over 5,000 subjects from diverse patient populations in various clinical settings.More
Our videos support individualized care
Our videos have been studied and developed for the most common serious illnesses, including heart failure, cancer, dementia, renal disease, pulmonary disease, and liver disease.More
We have expertise in large-scale implementations
We partner with health care organizations interested in large-scale implementations including statewide enterprise projects.More
Everyone knows that adults learn best not only through language but also through nonverbal communication: things like the tone of voice, visual images, facial expression, and contextual factors such as trust, a sense of reassurance, and use of plain, clear language. Though we know these things, this knowledge is seldom put to work in helping persons with serious illness and their families to make some of the most medical important decisions they will ever face. Angelo’s use of video breaks through into the often silent world of doctors and patients by using clear, simple, plain language, images of people in similar situations, and a calm, kind context for the information. Clinicians looking to support truly informed decision making for their patients and their families need go no further.
Prior to working with ACP Decisions, advance care planning in both our acute care and ambulatory care settings were constrained by the tools and communications options we had available to use, as well as by the skill and experience of the clinicians engaging in the conversations. Advance care planning discussions were led by those clinicians considered most “capable” of having them, which limited overall responsibility for initiating the process.
Working with ACP Decisions has been a wonderful experience, as it has facilitated a broader and deeper understanding of what constitutes effective communication around advance care planning. With the video decision tools, we are engaging a larger number of the care team in the process and opening their options for participation. The depth, breadth and diversity of topics and languages have given us the ability to work in a more culturally competent matter. Most importantly, our patients and families are now empowered to engage in dialogue with us, as we have given them tools to work with they didn’t have before.
The team at ACP Decisions and the tools they provide are unsurpassed in quality and commitment to engage our communities in the important work around informed decision making.
We use the ACP Decisions video library in several outpatient and inpatient settings at Presbyterian and have found the quality of the language, voice and images to be highly supportive of our patients and families. The videos are brave and honest, offering our patients the truth they are seeking in a caring manner during a time of critical medical decision-making. The videos are offered in many languages, with a focus on culturally based, respectful translation which enhances the value for our patient population.
Throughout the development and implementation of our advance care planning projects, The ACP Decisions team has been tremendously supportive and responsive while providing a wide range of expertise from engagement to recent research to operational details.
Working with a highly vulnerable population, we identified a need to improve shared decision making for our patients with lower health literacy. Using ACP Decisions’ video decision tools has enabled us to standardize the advance care planning process and be effective in all populations, regardless of education status or other factors. ACP Decisions has been exceptionally responsive to our work and operational needs and an invaluable partner in helping us work through the complexities of serious illness conversations, scale issues, and technology platform implementation.
We have had nothing but good experiences with the videos. They help make the discussion about choices for care easier, and they help make these discussions more patient-centered. They make the discussion less about the illness and more about the patients. The videos don’t replace discussions about decisions, they tee up and facilitate these discussions. The videos are part of our larger effort to ensure patients have the information they need to be active in shared decision-making, and to help physicians understand patients’ values and preferences so they can arrive at the right decision together.
ACP Decisions partners with Aetna Inc., to have their case managers leverage ACP Decisions’ videos when talking to members and caregivers about care options.
ACP Decisions releases Version 2.0 of My ACP Decisions platform. Multiple videos released in English and Spanish, including content in the Caregivers Academy video library. Video declaration study released in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.
20+ videos in English, Spanish, and Mandarin released. ACP Tools 2.0 for iOS and Android released. Caregivers Academy video library created.
ACP Decisions launches the My ACP Decisions platform. Washington Post features ACP Decisions’ work. ACP Decisions releases 10+ videos in English and Spanish.