Steven Eveland, MBA, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care Nurse
University of Maryland Medical Center
Steven Eveland is part of the palliative care service at University of Maryland Medical Center. In his role, he meets with patients, families, and team members to facilitate communication and advocate for patient preferences and wishes.

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…