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Conversations that Matter: Advance Care Planning for Rural Families

Updated May 18, 2021

Leacey Brown

SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist

Written collaboratively by Leacey E. Brown, Theresa Garren-Grubbs, and Jane Strommen

Introduction and Welcome Letter

Thank you for your interest in teaching others about advance care planning. This is an important topic for individuals and their families. Conversations That Matter: Advance Care Planning for Rural Families is the result of a collaboration between North Dakota State University Extension, the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University, and SDSU Extension. This booklet is designed to be used to facilitate community education events in a variety of settings, including churches, lunch and learn events, community centers, and many more. These materials are designed to be used with adults of all ages. The materials in this booklet were piloted with sociology students at South Dakota State University. Based on the results of the evaluation, the materials were refined to clarify some aspects of advance care planning. It is our hope to continue to improve the content of these materials. If you have questions or comments, please contact Leacey E Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist. We offer a special thank you to Monica Herrera, 2018-2019 AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer and Paige Madsen, 2019-2020 AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this webpage and with this program does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Please contact a medical practitioner or independent attorney for specific medical or legal advice.