Honoring Choices® Virginia - What We Do
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What We Do 

Our Mission

To encourage advance care planning conversations among individuals, families and healthcare providers throughout our communities so that individuals’ healthcare choices are best honored.

Our Approach

One of the greatest misconceptions about advance care planning (ACP) is that it is a static process, a one-time event. Attempting to plan for all possibilities in a single document or at a single point in time is both impossible and unnecessary.

Looking at the chart below, you will see that there are distinct stages to the advance care planning process – the first stage is for adults who otherwise are healthy and who wish to begin the discussion about their future healthcare goals.

 

   

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Through a process of communication Honoring Choices Virginia will help individuals

• Understand their choices for future healthcare
• Reflect on personal goals, values, religious, or cultural beliefs
• Talk to physicians, healthcare agents, and other loved ones as needed.

To be effective, this process of communication needs to be individualized, based on a person's state of health, and revisited at appropriate times. The "stages of planning" have three distinct and focused "steps."

Misson

To create and sustain a dynamic and innovative physician community for the benefit of the Greater Richmond Area.

Contact Us

Richmond Academy of Medicine
Phone: (804) 643-6631
Email Us
2821 Emerywood Pkwy | Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23294

 

Endorsed Partners

MSVIA The Doctors Company (TDC)