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First Steps ACP Facilitator Certification Course

Honoring Your Wishes, an Iowa City Hospice program

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

First Steps ACP Facilitator Certification Course

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To assist participants in learning effective communication and interview skills for patient-centered advance care planning facilitation            


Course Objectives

The participants will learn to:

  • Identify interview skills for facilitating First Steps advance care planning (ACP) conversations
  • Identify interview skills for facilitating First Steps ACP conversations with adults with chronic illness
  • Create strategies to communicate the plan including the completion of an advance directive document
  • Examine the ACP facilitator's role in implementing three key systems for ACP effectiveness
  • Demonstrate beginning competency in facilitating First Steps ACP conversations through role-play activities

The certification process consists of:                              

  • Completing four Respecting Choices® Online Facilitator Course online modules (6.25 contact hours) prior to the workshop

  • Practicing an ACP discussion after completing the online modules and before the workshop

  • Practicing completing an Honoring Your Wishes Health Care Directive and bringing it to the workshop

  • Demonstrating competency in facilitating a discussion about basic advance care planning

  • Attending all-day workshop (nursing contact 6.25 contact hours; 6.25 social work CEUs)


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Cancellation Policy

Registration fee will be returned by July 20, 2018. Online modules will be purchased on July 23.  Online instructions will be sent out to participants the week of July 23.


Hills Bank & Trust requests that attendees do not park in the first two rows closest to the bank to accommodate cleints throughout the day.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 Additional Information

Beverages, muffins and light snacks will be provided. Lunch will not be served.  You may bring a lunch during the break or visit a local restaurant.  The temperature in the room may vary. Please plan to dress in layers. If you have further questions, please contact Jane Dohrmann, Director, Honoring Your Wishes, at OR 319-688-4214.

Log-in directions for the on-line work, the Honoring Your Wishes Health Care Directive, and additional information will be sent to you approximately one month prior to the course.

What if I want to attend a RC Last Steps workshop?  Will my on-line work be credited?

Yes, if you take the RC Last Steps workshop within the next twelve months.  RC Last Steps workshops are intended for health care professionals only.  For more information, please contact the Course Director, Jane Dohrmann, at

Have questions about First Steps ACP Facilitator Certification Course? Contact Honoring Your Wishes, an Iowa City Hospice program

When & Where

Hills Bank and Trust Company
1401 South Gilbert Street
Community Room
Iowa City, IA 52240

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Honoring Your Wishes, an Iowa City Hospice program

Honoring Your Wishes is a community-wide advance care planning initiative under the leadership of Iowa City Hospice.  Its mission is to promote an advance care planning process in which individuals' health care  preferences are discussed, documented and honored.

Iowa City Hospice is the oldest, most experienced hospice in the area, Iowa City Hospice brings an unmatched combination of a personalized approach to patient, caregiver and family care, highly qualified, experienced staff and a large, dedicated volunteer base.  The result? Respect for individual choices, the comfort and peace of mind that comes from knowing you and your loved ones are well cared for and have individualized care plans.

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