Goals of Care Conversation

The UGEC Goals of Care Conversations (GoCC) Training course is designed to help the long-term services and supports (LTSS) and ambulatory care workforces conduct high-quality goals of care conversations about life-sustaining treatments and services. The UGEC GoCC training materials were adapted from and made available for public use through the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Original materials are available for download from the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care GoCC Training. 

Dr. Shaida Talebreza, Palliative Care and Geriatric Physician with the Salt Lake City VA Health Care System and the University of Utah, created the video presentations for this online course. This course will take 1-2 hours to complete, and consists of the following three modules:

  1. Introduction to Goals of Care Conversations & Life-Sustaining Treatment Plans (24 min)
  2. Responding to Emotions (26 min)
  3. Framework for Conducting Goals of Care Conversations and Establishing Life-Sustaining Treatment Plans (50 min)

Here is the direct link to the Goals of Care Conversations course:


In order to access the College of Nursing Catalog where the UGEC Goals of Care Conversations (GoCC) training is stored, you will need to create an account with the University of Utah Canvas program. If you’ve never enrolled in a course before, create your free account.  If you’ve already registered, enroll through your current account.  When you click the link above to the training course, you will be redirected to a Canvas page that will ask you to either log in or create a new account.

To access the course later, go to your Dashboard.  For more information on using your Dashboard, see this tutorial