Leah Millstein, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Millstein is an internal medicine and pediatric physician at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has interests in medical education, advance care planning, and interprofessional education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Research shows only 30% of Americans have advance directives (ADs). The lack of ADs may create challenges for families and health care professionals (HCPs) who must make critical, medical decisions on a patient’s behalf with limited information. HCPs are particularly suited to lead advance care planning (ACP) conversations. However, inconsistent implementation of ACP material in academic curricula may contribute to HCPs’ perceptions of low self-efficacy and discomfort in leading ACP, which represent significant barriers to care delivery. This intervention advanced prior…