Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | ADRD Series | Essentials of Advance Care Planning

A healthcare professional uses family dynamics to cope with dementia.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the legal, ethical, and medical aspects of Advance Care Directives.
  2. Recognize when living wills and POLST/MOELI forms are appropriate.
  3. Have skill in discussing end-of-life options and planning documents with patients.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Richard Stuart, DSW, ABPP
Clinical Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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