Learn About Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast. We have come a long way in the evolution of advance directives but it is still common for patients, physicians, and families to be faced with having to make a sudden decision about whether to institute life-saving measures. Particularly because sometimes those measures do less to prolong life than to prolong the process of death. Joining us today to help all of us become better at proactively discussing advance directives with our patients is palliative medicine specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kavitha Norton.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: define Advance Care Planning as Communication Process for Patient Empowerment; and discuss components and products of Advance Care Planning including proxy and health documents.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Starting the advance care directive discussion
  • Common definition of Advance Care Planning & Framework
  • Challenges with Advance Care Planning
  • Tools and resources for these discussions
  • Documenting

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

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