Conference Learning Objectives:

After attending the conference, delegates will be able to:

· Identify patient, family, and health care practitioner barriers to conversations about advance care planning (ACP) and end of life care

· Explain the importance of advance care planning and end of life care to patients and family members

· Employ tactics for implementing and improving communication about ACP within their practice

· Evaluate strategies for the implementation of advance care planning and end of life care programs in a variety of health care settings

· Describe key legal and ethical issues surrounding advance care planning

· Advocate for universal access to quality advance care planning

· Exemplify the role of advocate for the provision of physical, psycho-emotional and spiritual care in the context of ACP and end of life care