Module 10: Advance Care Planning at the End of Life

Online Course
$50.00 – List Price
$40.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
CE Credits
Exam Items
During the last few decades rapid advances in medical technology have added to the debate of quality of life, as opposed to quantity of life. When it is time to make difficult decisions about the use of life-sustaining medical treatment, many individuals are already so sick that they have lost the ability to make these decisions for themselves. For this reasons, it is important that people be encouraged to plan in advance for how they want medical decisions made for them near the end of life.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the history and legal basis of advance directives;
  • Explain the different types of advance directives available to clients;
  • Identify the ethical and legal issues involved in decision making for incapacitated patients;
  • Discuss potential problems with the use of advance directives in end-of-life medical decision making;
  • Recognize factors that influence decision-making and treatment preferences; and
  • Facilitate advance care planning to support clients’ needs, values, and goals.
Biographies of the presenters: Peter Ditto, Susan Hickman
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This program is available through the partnership of the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and eNURSING llc.

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