Activity ID



August 31, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



$270 Subscript.

CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Description of CME Course

In conjunction with the Boston University School of Medicine and The Conversation Project, the IHI Open School offers this course to introduce students and health professionals to basic skills for having conversations with patients and their families about end-of-life care wishes. This course will also help you develop skills to have conversations with patients and their families about their preferences for care at the end of life. As part of developing these skills, the course invites you to “have the conversation” yourself, with a family member or other loved one.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test; Recommended literature or other resources (presentations, audio/video, checklists, etc.)

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Educational Objectives

Conduct conversations with patients and families to learn their wishes for end-of-life care.
Explain available treatment options to patients and families in terms they can understand.
Demonstrate how to answer difficult questions related to end-of-life care.
Facilitate conversations with patients and families to help them make decisions about end-of-life care, based on an understanding of what matters most to them.


End of Life, Communication, Patient centered


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Communication Skills, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, End of Life Care, Physician-Patient Relationship, Cultural Diversity/Cultural Competency

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