DECISION MAKING FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS: THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON THE CARE OF OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIMORBIDITY

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Quality and Performance Measurement Committee and the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee 
Moderator: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
The AGS Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity have been translated into a framework of Actions and accompanying Action Steps for decision making for clinicians who provide both primary and specialty care to older people with MCCs. Learning Objectives: (1) identify and communicate patients' health priorities; (2) develop strategies for stopping, starting, or continuing care based on health priorities, potential benefit vs harm and burden, and health trajectory; and (3) provide a framework for aligning decisions and care with patients, caregivers, and other clinicians with patients' health priorities and health trajectory.

Why the American Geriatrics Society Guiding Principles and Action Framework are Needed
Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
Health Priorities-Aligned Care for Older People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS
Barriers and Mitigating Factors to Implementing Multiple Chronic Conditions Action Steps
Mary E. Tinetti, MD