Putting it into Action

A Month in the Life of the ACP Specialist
The following pages provide a glimpse into how one ACP Specialist approaches her role.

It includes a range of possible activities and outcomes reported by ACP Specialists based on their experiences with residents and surrogate decision-makers.

Meet ACP Specialist Lucy
Advance Care Planning (ACP) Specialist Lucy is the social services lead at her nursing facility.

She completed her ACP Specialist training three months ago, and has been actively engaged in inviting resident and family decision-makers to participate in advance care planning conversations.

The following describes her strategy for implementing the ACP Specialist Program in collaboration with her Executive Director (ED), the facility Medical Director (MD), the Director of Nursing, and other staff members

Week 1