Table 2

Self-reported confidence related to advance care planning skills, roles and responsibilities n=69

 Number of respondents endorsing option (%)
Very unconfident/ unconfidentVery confident/ confidentNo answerPre- vs postconfidence ratings*
1) Initiating advance care planning discussions with patient.Pre23 (37)39 (63)7p=0.03
Post11 (16)56 (84)2
2) Discussing a patient's illness and treatment options in relation to advance care planningPre22 (34)42 (66)5p=0.03
Post13 (19)54 (81)2
3) Having the skills to discuss advance care planningPre24 (39)37 (61)8p=0.08
Post12 (18)55 (82)2
4) Understanding the role of substitute decision makersPre27 (48)29 (52)13p=0.01
Post9 (13)59 (87)1
5) Answering patients’ questions about advance care plansPre27 (46)32 (54)10p=0.01
Post11 (16)57 (84)1
6) Answering family members’ questions about advance care plansPre27 (46)32 (54)10p=0.01
Post7 (10)61 (90)1
7) Complying with a patient's advance care planPre9 (15)52 (85)8p=0.39
Post6 (9)62 (91)1
8) Knowing state laws regarding advance care plansPre37 (66)19 (34)13p=0.01
Post24 (36)43 (64)2
  • *Excludes those cases where no answer was given at pre- and/or postimplementation; p values are adjusted for Bonferroni multiple comparisons. (original p multiplied by 8), α=0.05.

  • Significant difference in self-rated confidence scores post-implementation (p<0.001).