J Hosp Palliat Nurs 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Brandy Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, is assistant professor, University of the Incarnate Word. Sheryl Winn, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, is associate professor of nursing and DNP coordinator, Georgia College. Deborah MacMillan, PhD, RNC, CNM, is director and professor, School of Nursing, Georgia College. Kelly Bouthillet, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACNP-BC, FNP-C, is Hilton Head Island Fire/Rescue; adjunct nursing faculty, University of SC, Beaufort; and president, South Carolina Nurses Association. Cynthia Purcell, DNP, APRN, CNS, CNE, is associate professor, University of the Incarnate Word.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one-third of all Americans have not done any advance care planning, which is essential for maintaining autonomy when people are no longer able to communicate wishes directly at the end of life. The Institute of Medicine reports that providers have limited training in communication techniques and low confidence in holding advance care planning conversations. Forty-four family nurse practitioner students received classroom communication training using evidence-based end-of-life nursing education consortium materials and role-play opportunities. Read More