Talking With Patients About Advance Directives During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force. (2020). Talking With Patients About Advance Directives During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Because the medical status of individuals with COVID-19 can quickly change to the point that they may need advanced life support (e.g., a ventilator), it is important for patients to have advance directives. This resource can help practitioners talk to patients about these documents using the "REMAP" framework (Reframe, Expect emotion and empathize, Map out the patient's values and goals, Align with the patient’s values and goals, and Propose a plan).