Gundersen’s ‘Respecting Choices’ program goes global

20140527-01WISCONSIN | WKBT News (La Crosse) – 20 May 2014 – Gundersen Health System launched its end of life care program, Respecting Choices, back in 1993. Since then, hospitals across the country have adopted it. The Respecting Choices program makes that conversation about end-of-life care an ongoing one, so that patients and their families have a plan in place long before they end up in a hospital room. A group of people representing six European countries – the U.K., Amsterdam, Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Slovania – are at Gundersen this week to learn the ins and outs of Respecting Choices. They’re hoping to implement it in their own countries as part of an $8.5 million study on end-of-life patient care – the biggest of its kind in advance care research…read more

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