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Advance Directives: Conversations Matter - CHES715

Advance Directives: Conversations Matter

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
CHES715
(4.5 / 30 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00

Summary:

Healthcare professionals have an important role in helping patients and families formulate advance directives. Despite intensive efforts, most Americans don’t have an AD and may face a life-threatening illness without a plan to guide their healthcare providers or relatives. End-of-life care experts stress the need for major changes in the approach to promoting ADs, including a focus on promoting ongoing dialogue between patients and healthcare providers. As patient advocates, clinicians are in a strong position to work with patients and other healthcare professionals to make these important changes occur. 

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, health educators, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, dietitians, and respiratory therapists with information about ways to improve the advance directive process. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify barriers that patients, families and healthcare professionals face in implementing Advance Directives
  • Describe problems created by lack of an Advance Directive
  • Describe new ways that healthcare professionals can involve patients in advance care planning
 
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physicians, health educators, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, and EMTs/paramedics.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 6/2/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/25/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/25/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Diane A - Lancaster, CA  ·  Jan 04, 2018
this is an easy to understand, comprehensive learning model with many additional resources to keep learning.
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LISA B - Soldotna, AK  ·  Dec 26, 2017
excellent information for all nursing staff
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Crystal E - Alexandria, VA  ·  Dec 10, 2017
What would you say about this course? (Write a review - 5000 character limit) content is useful
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Miasha S - San Francisco, CA  ·  Nov 20, 2017
This course is very informative about Advance Directives, and why they are good to have.
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Karen W - Hillsboro, OR  ·  Oct 19, 2017
Great overview pertaining to advance directives and end-of-life care considerations for healthcare providers!
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Price: $20.00
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