MVP “Stool” Model

The ACT Program is built around the MVP “Stool” model for organizing and guiding serious illness conversations.

The two components of this model are:

  1. MVP Steps –> Medical situation, Values, Plan
  2. 3E Skills –> Empower, be Explicit, Empathize

The MVP Steps provide a framework for structuring a serious illness conversation while each of the “3E” Skills are used to support effective communication and relationship-building within each of the three MVP Steps.

There is a lot to unpack within the MVP model! For a deeper dive into this communication model, check out our Resources and take a look at MVP–Medical Situation, Values, and Plan: A Memorable and Useful Model for All Serious Illness Conversations

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