September 2020 Release Notes

Hoping that that you and yours are still able to stay safe. Here's what we've been up to this past September.

New in the Content Library

We've added 14 new pieces of content, including video and handouts in English πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, Greek πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·, Russian πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί, and Spanish πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ. Check them out below.

Advanced Renal Disease

  • CPR: Advanced Kidney Disease (PDF) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
  • For Older Adults Making Decisions About Dialysis πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·


  • Assisted Living (PDF) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 
  • Caregiver Academy: Managing Finances for People with Dementia πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 
  • Caregiver Academy: Shortness of Breath (PDF) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
  • Caregiver Academy: Stages of Dementia (Part 1) (PDF) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
  • Caregiver Academy: Stages of Dementia (Part 2) (PDF) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
  • Caregiver Academy: When My Loved One is Confused (Delirium) (PDF) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

Goals of Care

  • Goals of Care: Advanced Dementia (PDF) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

Peds and Young Adults

  • Advance Care Planning for Parents of Children with Advanced Cancer πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 
  • Exploring Advance Care Planning in Young Adults with Cancer (PDF) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
  • Guide to Goals of Care for Parents of Children with Advanced Cancer πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 


  • Colon Cancer Screening πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 

Understanding ACP

  • Talking To Your Doctor (PDF) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

Technology Platform Updates

New Feature πŸŒŸ

  • Clipboard Instructions: when creating new codes, users now have the ability to copy instructions to their clipboard with a single click. These instructions can then be pasted directly into an EHR, email, or SMS.

Looking for an overview on all the different ways to share codes with patients? Check out this help article.

New on the Blog

In case you missed it, here's the latest feature on our blog.

Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice Care

(4 min read)

"Advance care planning can happen at any time along a patient’s journey. These discussions should include sharing information about how to reduce pain, discomfort and stress when receiving care for a serious, life-limiting condition.

Many patients do not understand how palliative and/or hospice care may help; in fact, they may not have even heard of palliative care. It can be easy to confuse these two types of comfort care. It is important for clinicians to be well-versed in the similarities and differences, so they can better inform patients about their options."

That's all for now! Take care and stay tuned for next month's updates.

- The ACP Decisions Team