National Quality Partners - Understanding Personal Preferences and Values in Advanced Illness Care 

Understanding Personal Preferences and Values in Advanced Illness Care—Lessons from Spiritual Counselors, Social Workers, and Therapists

January 28, 2016 | 1:00-2:30 PM ET

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Following National Quality Partners’ successful launch of its Advanced Illness Care initiative, NQP is hosting the second in a series of virtual forums to convene stakeholders to engage on this important healthcare priority.

The upcoming virtual forum, “Understanding Personal Preferences and Values in Advanced Illness Care,” will highlight lessons from spiritual counselors, social workers, and therapists. Hear about NQP’s approach to improving advanced illness care; learn approaches to eliciting, understanding, and being responsive to the preferences, values, and goals of individuals with advanced illness; apply best practices and lessons learned from exemplar community and provider programs; and discuss opportunities to collaboratively advance quality measurement and improvement. During a discussion period, ask questions and share ideas and expertise with the panel.

Join the National Quality Forum on Thursday, January 28 from 1:00-2:30pm ET for this second NQP Advanced Illness Care Virtual Forum.

Agenda (PDF)


  • David Longnecker, MD, Chief Clinical Innovations Officer, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
  • Susan Frampton, PhD, President, Planetree
  • Rev. Dr. Don Anderson, Executive Minister of the Rhode Island Council of Churches
  • Denise Hess, BCC-HPCC, LMFT, Palliative Care Chaplain & Family Therapist, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
  • Bonnie Shultz, MSW, LICSW, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Social Work
  • Lauren Schwabish, MS, CCC-SLP, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital


  • Addressing Community Needs—Lessons from a Multi-ethnic and Multi-faith Community Approach to Advanced Illness
  • Tending Spiritual Needs and Preferences—Experiences of a Chaplain and Family Therapist
  • Facilitating Shared Decisionmaking—Experiences of a Social Worker
  • Promoting a Wellness Approach to Advanced Illness—Experiences of a Speech Therapist


NQF would like to thank the Retirement Research Foundation and Compassus for supporting NQP’s Advanced Illness Care initiative.

Agenda and Dial-in Information (PDF)

Registration is open. Register now!