Five Wishes Packet Case Summary

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The decision to take on such a topic such as advanced directives was not an easy one. The DNP student did not know if the community of healthcare providers would be receptive in participating in such a program. The DNP student has been embedded in the Haitian culture to know that there is an existing issue in discussing of end-of-life care in the Haitian community.
The DNP student thought about interviewing the Haitian population directly such as the patients. Eventually, the DNP student thought about the barriers she would face just to have access to the patients directly. The DNP student reflected for many hours every day on how to have the greatest impact in the Haitian community. The DNP student realized that healthcare providers have
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The DNP student found the Five Wishes packet as a tool to assist primary care providers in initiating discussions with their patients. The DNP student ordered a Five Wishes DVD to see if it was going to be a good fit for the educational program. The DNP student watched the DVD twice and decided it was not a good fit to include in an educational program for primary care providers. The DNP student unremittingly explored and found the Five Wishes Packet. The DNP student decided to include the Five Wishes Packet in the educational program. The Five Wishes packet is available in English, Haitian Creole, and French.
After gathering all necessary information for the educational program, the DNP student created a PowerPoint presentation to input all information to present. The DNP student decided to include a role-play of a case-study. This case-study represented a patient the healthcare provider would most likely see in their practice. A program evaluation was created to evaluate the effectiveness of the educational program and the future of the Five Wishes into practice.
Discussion of end-of-life care rarely occurs in the Haitian household until the patient reaches the hospital and it is too late. This leads to family members unaware of patient preferences and unnecessary treatments. The participants’ knowledge
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