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Beaumont Health leaders and physicians were recently invited to hear Bud Hammes, Ph.D., present the Respecting Choices advance directives planning program. 

Dr. Hammes shared his work and learnings from the Respecting Choices program, which he leads at Gunderson Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. As a result of the joint effort by clinicians and trained planning facilitators at Gunderson, 96 percent of Gunderson patients now have a plan for advance care, also known as advance directives. The program has been implemented internationally by more than 100 organizations.

Paul Reitemeier, Ph.D., corporate director of Clinical Ethics, and others from Beaumont Health's Ethics committees, have identified this program as, "an exceptional method for improving the advance care planning experience for the patients and communities we serve and for those who provide direct care at key points in our patients’ lives."

Watch the videos of  Dr. Hammes' presentations at Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak and Troy: 

Respecting Choices | Care Planning  

Respecting Choices | Implementing and Process 

For more information regarding advance care planning at Beaumont Health and Respecting Choices, email Paul Reitemeier,corporate director, Clinical Ethics, or Jeanne Sarnacki, manager, Physician Relations and Recruitment.





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